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.
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.”
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.