Faculty at the University of Lynchburg are enthusiastic and optimistic about the pending tenure of President- Elect, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar.
Dr. Beth Savage, assistant director of the Westover Honors college, said, “All I have heard and read has been very good about her, both in terms of what she was able to accomplish at other campuses and in her enthusiasm about coming to Lynchburg. She has a breadth of experience, working at every level of the college hierarchy, and I think that will be an excellent background for her to be a great leader here.”
Since her announcement last semester, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar has made it her mission to meet every student at the University of Lynchburg. While she has yet to complete this goal, the word about UL’s president elect is spreading.
Students are eager to meet Dr. Morrison-Shetlar and see the impact she will have on the university campus.
Photo retrieved from University of Lynchburg website.
Grace Cavanaugh ~ Co-Editor in Chief
In July of 2020, President Garren will be stepping down from his position and the University of Lynchburg will be instating Dr. Allison Morrison-Shetlar as the new president.
As the first female president of the University, Dr. Morrison-Shetlar said, “ I am delighted to be making history on campus and it is very important to me that I represent the institution. Being the first woman is drawing attention to the University, and that is something that is really important […] as an institution that supports diversity. I am the first woman, and I am also from Scotland. It is very exciting for me to come in.”
Photo retrieved from the University of Lynchburg website.
Katherine Daniel ~ Editor in Chief
On Monday Nov. 18, 2019 the University of Lynchburg announced the 11th president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar. Morrison-Shetlar will be the first female president and first person born outside of the United States to serve as president in university history.
Morrison-Shetlar who is originally from Scotland, has a Bachelors of Art in Biology and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Dundee College of Technology.