Dr. Jeremy M. Welsh has been named vice president of strategy, a newly established role at the University of Lynchburg, effective July 1. Welsh currently serves as associate provost and associate vice president of academic strategy, as well as dean of the College of Medical Science.
President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar announced the appointment in an email to campus on Tuesday morning. “Jeremy brings the ideal skill set to move us forward at a time that demands … innovation and strategic leadership on our campus and in our community,” she said.
Welsh will be responsible for developing innovative, University-wide strategies and initiatives. Working with the president and senior leaders, he’ll support the implementation of the University’s strategic plan and ensure it aligns with the institutional mission, vision, and values.
He’ll focus on “[spearheading] the successful formulation and execution of the institution’s growth strategy,” the president said. “[That] includes developing new academic programs and supporting existing programs to prominence.”
Welsh will partner with all University leaders to identify and develop unique opportunities for growth and revenue generation.
Welsh, who previously also led the University’s Innovation and Collaboration pillar as chief innovation officer and currently serves as chief academic officer for the Community Access Network, is excited about his new role.
“I am honored to serve, and I look forward to the collaborative work with stakeholders within the community and across our campus as Lynchburg strategically transforms and grows,” Welsh said.
In addition to his role as vice president of strategy, Welsh will continue to serve as dean of the College of Medical Science. Created last summer, the college houses the Doctor of Medical Science program, which Welsh founded a few years ago, the PA Medicine program, and the Master of Public Health.
Welsh also will continue to lead the Professional Development Institute and the Center for Leadership under the new Office of Strategy and Transformational Growth.