The University of Lynchburg has officially adopted its new strategic plan. Building on Vision 2020+, “Reimagine the Lynchburg Experience” puts a spotlight on the student experience.
The University of Lynchburg has named Aaron Basko associate vice president for enrollment management. Basko comes to Lynchburg from Sweet Briar College, where he led a turnaround recruitment effort as vice president for enrollment management.
The University of Lynchburg has a new vice president for institutional effectiveness. Christy Cole comes to Lynchburg from Wytheville Community College and will begin on Nov. 15.
The University of Lynchburg has announced that exercise physiology professor Dr. Jeffrey Herrick will lead its newly founded University Research Center. The center is part of the University’s Lynchburg Tomorrow initiative.
During a special Inauguration dinner on Oct. 2, President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar and her husband, “First Gentleman” Dr. Bob Shetlar, announced a scholarship to honor Shetlar’s mother, who spent her life as a nurse and educator.
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 is once again noted among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Lynchburg’s 2022 rankings include a 21st spot among regional universities in the South — up one from last year — and a 23rd place for Best Value in that category. Among Best Colleges for Veterans, Lynchburg ranked No. 35 and on the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, the University ranked 62nd. Lynchburg also was included on a new list that ranks the best Undergraduate Nursing Programs in the country.
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.