It was a stellar year for giving at the University of Lynchburg, with gifts to the University totaling $7.7 million dollars over the course of Fiscal Year 2022.
The Princeton Review has once again included the University of Lynchburg on its annual list of best colleges nationwide. Lynchburg is included on the website’s “The 388 Best Colleges” list, which includes colleges and universities across the U.S.
A block party celebrating city founder John Lynch’s birthday will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, on the grounds of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. During the event, the church also will sign a partnership agreement with the University of Lynchburg and the Lynchburg Museum System.
President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar knows that it’s never too late to learn something new — and that it can be especially fun to learn among peers. This fall, she’s launching LIFE@Lynchburg, a weekly program that brings together people aged 50 and older to learn about a variety of topics.
The University of Lynchburg has hired Margaret A. Pierre as director of Title IX compliance and equal opportunity officer. Pierre is a contract attorney with extensive experience at corporate and governmental organizations, including the Department of Veteran Affairs, and in higher education. She will begin her duties on July 15.
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.