Bagpipes and drums echoed across the sunlit Dell as the University of Lynchburg finally inaugurated its 11th president on Friday afternoon. The event capped off a week of activities and was followed by a carnival with music, food, and games.
The University of Lynchburg will inaugurate its 11th president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, on the steps of Hopwood Hall. The ceremony, which also will be livestreamed, will be followed by a carnival on the Dell that includes food trucks, games, and music.
In a joint press conference at the University of Lynchburg on Wednesday morning, University and city officials announced an initiative that has been in the works for most of President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar’s one-year tenure: Lynchburg Tomorrow.
The University of Lynchburg is enhancing its partnership with Community Access Network, a nonprofit health care provider on 5th Street. The collaboration is part of “Lynchburg Tomorrow,” a city-University initiative that will launch later this month.
When your university president is a native of Scotland, creating an official school tartan seems like a natural thing to do. Last week, eight tartan designs were submitted by University of Lynchburg students, one of which will be chosen as the school’s official tartan.
Lynchburg’s Fall 2020 magazine is arriving in mailboxes this week.
Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, University of Lynchburg president, has embarked on a listening tour to meet and talk with as many members of the campus community as possible. The “Red Chair Chats” will be held over the next two weeks on the Koudelka Balcony at Drysdale Student Center.
University of Lynchburg President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar and her husband, “first gentleman” Dr. Robert Shetlar, marked their first day in office with a $25,000 gift.
Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar takes over the official duties of University of Lynchburg president on Saturday, Aug. 1. Morrison-Shetlar, who came to Lynchburg after serving as interim chancellor at Western Carolina University, describes herself as a “servant leader.” So it’s not surprising that months before she would take the reins at Lynchburg, she was already serving her new community.
When Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar arrived at the University of Lynchburg earlier this month as president-elect, she brought with her a passion for servant leadership and ideas about how she’d share this passion with her new campus community.