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Transylvania names Shawn Lyons vice president for advancement; begins duties on Dec. 1

Shawn Lyons, a longtime development and alumni engagement expert, has been named as Transylvania University’s new vice president for advancement. Lyons, who most recently served as a vice president at Centre College, brings more than three decades of experience and leadership to Kentucky’s oldest university. “I am delighted to join the Transylvania community. I believe in the transformative power...

Transylvania’s annual PumpkinMania celebration, fall festival going virtual for 2020 due to pandemic

Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania, a pumpkin-carving event and display, and Alumni Fall Festival are going virtual this month instead of happening in person. The annual events will feature online activities — including an opportunity to share photos of your jack-o’-lanterns — with the larger community. “While we look forward every year to the opportunity to bring our neighbors onto our...

Transylvania vice president Steve Angelucci takes on new role developing campus initiatives

After serving for two years as Transylvania University’s vice president for advancement, Steve Angelucci will be stepping down from that position to take on a new assignment at the university. Brien Lewis announced that Angelucci has been named as an assistant to the president, where he will focus on developing new initiatives to benefit students at the historic Lexington college. In this new role,...

Transylvania announces Pioneer Plus initiative, giving students options to expand college experience

Transylvania University’s new Pioneer Plus initiative offers students registered for the 2020-21 academic year a number of choices to continue their education, athletics and activities at Transylvania while making the best decisions for themselves right now. New options give students the choice of extending their undergraduate career at Transylvania tuition free. The Healthy at Transy reopening plan...

Chicago native Johnnie Johnson named Transylvania’s vice president for admissions

Transylvania University has named Johnnie Johnson as its vice president for admissions effective immediately. Johnson has served as the interim vice president for enrollment since July 2019. “Over the last year, Transylvania has been fortunate to have Johnnie Johnson at the helm of its student recruitment efforts,” said President John N. Williams. “His experience in admissions at Transylvania,...

Transylvania names national expert as new VP for strategic initiatives and enrollment management

Sarah Coen, a national expert on enrollment and student success, has been named as Transylvania University’s new vice president for strategic initiatives and enrollment management. Coen, who served as dean of enrollment at Transylvania from 1999-2006, returns to the university after working for the last 10 years as senior vice president at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a national higher education consulting...

Transylvania names Deidra Dennie vice president for diversity and inclusion; begins duties on July 13

Deidra Dennie has been named Transylvania University’s vice president for diversity and inclusion. Dennie currently serves as the chief diversity officer at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland and has worked in the diversity, equity and inclusion field in higher education and private industry since 2003. “At Transylvania, we are committed to fostering a campus characterized by compassion,...

Transylvania University selects Brien Lewis as 27th president; Toronto native begins duties on July 1

Brien Lewis has been selected to serve as the 27th president of Transylvania University. Board of Trustees Chairman William T. Young Jr. announced Tuesday that Lewis, the current president of Catawba College, will start on July 1. “I am delighted that Brien Lewis will serve as Transylvania’s next president. His selection comes with the unanimous approval of both the Presidential Search Committee...