The New President of Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia-University-of-Lynchburg-1Kathy C. Franklin was named the 18th president of what is now Virginia University of Lynchburg. Founded in 1886, the educational institution’s original name was the Lynchburg Baptist Seminary. According to the latest Department of Education data, Virginia University of Lynchburg enrolls 251 undergraduate students and 73 graduate students. African Americans are 98 percent of the undergraduate student body and women are

Franklin-KathyDr. Franklin has served as interim president of the university since October 2015. Earlier, she was provost and executive vice president of the university.

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Virginia State University. She holds an MBA from Lynchburg College and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. Ohio.

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  1. B&B Managment Firm says:

    I have always been proud of the history of VUL. However, I feel that this appointment is not for the good of the institution. Dr. Franklin has served in numerous capacities, and sadly has executed a level of nepotism as it relates to hiring practices that is most unprofessional and unethical. It is a public knowledge that her boyfriend was hired as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness prior to having earned a bachelors degree, and is by all means unqualified for such a position. Furthermore, numerous members of her family have been hired without appropriate experience or credentials for the positions in which they hold. There is has been severe mismanagement of funds, even federal funds. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the institution, faculty teach in areas in which they are not qualified, degrees conferred without standards being met. Yes it is true, this is a historic appointment, but it is a disgrace to a history that has produced some of the greatest educators, ministers, missionaries, and public servants, particularly African-American, that this nation has ever seen.

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