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News ReleaseBonnie H. Cordon Named President of Southern Virginia University
Oct. 13, 2023 — Buena Vista, Va. — By unanimous vote, Southern Virginia University’s Board of Trustees has installed Bonnie H. Cordon as the university’s tenth president.
News ReleaseUniversity Trustee Bianca Lisonbee Passes Away
Oct. 5, 2023 — The Southern Virginia University community is deeply saddened at the loss of trustee, Bianca Lisonbee, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, surrounded by her husband, children, and loved ones, after bravely battling a rare and aggressive cancer.
Official StatementSouthern Virginia University to Offer Expedited Knighthood to Alderson Broaddus University Students
Aug. 4, 2023 — Buena Vista, VA— Southern Virginia University and its community offer their empathy and support to the students, faculty, and staff at Alderson Broaddus University at the unfortunate news of the university’s degree conferral revocation.
News ReleasePromotions in Marketing for Giroux, Gowdy, and Amos
April 4, 2023 — Chief Marketing Officer Chris Pendleton today announced three recent promotions within the Office of Marketing at Southern Virginia University: Ciaran “Kiwi” Giroux to director of marketing, Matt Gowdy to creative director, and Karina Amos to digital marketing manager.
News ReleaseDr. Eric Denna Named Acting President after President Reed Wilcox Granted Medical Leave
Jan. 10, 2023 — To support President Reed N. Wilcox’s recovery following a recent health concern, the Southern Virginia University Board Executive Committee (BEC) has granted him an administrative medical leave of at least three to six months. During this period, the BEC has elected current trustee, Eric Denna, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s acting president.
News ReleaseSouthern Virginia University Named Apple Distinguished School through 2025
Nov. 9, 2022 — Buena Vista, Va.—Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce that its status as an Apple Distinguished School has been renewed through 2025. The University’s one-to-one implementation of Apple technology—known at the LaunchPad Initiative—is an integral part of its mission to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students from all educational and economic backgrounds, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.
News ReleaseOver 100 Alumni Sing with University Ensembles in Historic Homecoming Concert
Oct. 19, 2022 — For the first time in Southern Virginia University history, choral alumni united with current ensembles for a historic Homecoming performance, “I Long to See You: A Jubilee Choral Concert” on Oct. 14 in the Knight Arena.
News ReleaseChris Packer Named Interim Dean of Students
Aug. 10, 2022 — Today President Reed N. Wilcox announced Chris Packer as Southern Virginia University’s interim dean of students for the upcoming academic year.
News ReleaseMain Hall Lobby Undergoes Revitalization Thanks to Generous Donations Made During Recent Core of Campus Upgrade Campaign
July 21, 2022 — Earlier this week, contractors began work to refresh the lobby of Main Hall as part of the university’s ongoing efforts to honor and upgrade the historic building’s interior spaces.
Official StatementTheatre Major to Continue at Southern Virginia University
July 13, 2022 — We will continue to offer a Theatre Major at Southern Virginia University.
SpotlightHow One Math Professor is Leveraging iPad Technology in All Corners of His Classroom
June 28, 2022 — When Southern Virginia University first launched its LaunchPad initiative five years ago, rather than prescribing specific uses for the Apple technology, university leaders encouraged the school’s excellent faculty to experiment with leveraging the powerful tools to enhance collaboration and learning outcomes in the classroom and beyond.