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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 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 ReleaseScott McKeon (‘01) Named Inaugural Alumni Association President
Sept. 12, 2022 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce Scott McKeon (‘01) as the inaugural president of the University’s recently launched alumni association.
Official StatementWelcome to the 2022-23 Academic Year: A Letter from the Chairman and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
Aug. 29, 2022 — Welcome to the 2022-23 academic year at Southern Virginia University.
News ReleaseSouthern Virginia University Launches Official Alumni Association, Whipple Named Executive Director
Aug. 25, 2022 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce the formation and launch of its first official board-sanctioned and university-sponsored alumni association.
SpotlightProfessors T.R. Porter and Randall Cluff Retire After 25 Years at Southern Virginia University
Aug. 10, 2022 — After 25 years of excellent teaching and dedicated service at Southern Virginia University, Professor of Spanish T.R. Porter and Professor of Literature Randall Cluff each decided to retire as full-time professors at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.
News ReleasePhilosophy Professors Cut Textbook Costs, Create Free Proprietary Ebook
Oct. 14, 2021 — Southern Virginia University’s philosophy professors Dr. John Armstrong, Dr. Jan-Erik Jones, and Dr. Bryce Gessell have eliminated textbook costs for every new student who takes their foundational philosophy course by compiling a free, media-rich, digital textbook.
News ReleaseSouthern Virginia University Ranked in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
Oct. 2, 2020 — The U.S. News & World Report announced its 2021 Best Colleges, ranking Southern Virginia University 63rd among liberal arts colleges for Social Mobility—defined as successfully enrolling and graduating economically disadvantaged students.
Official StatementRemembering Former President Rodney K. Smith
July 27, 2020 — The Southern Virginia University community is deeply saddened by the passing of beloved former University President Rodney K. Smith.
Official StatementOfficial University Statement: Update to our Academic Center
June 11, 2020 — Effective immediately, the main academic building on the campus of Southern Virginia University will no longer be known as Durham Hall.
News ReleaseSouthern Virginia Named Apple Distinguished School
May 8, 2020 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019–2022 for its one-to-one implementation of Apple technology which places an iPad Pro, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil in the hands of every student and faculty member.
SpotlightFaculty Migrate Classes Online in Herculean Effort
March 27, 2020 — In response to the continued escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Southern Virginia University announced on March 12 that all in-person classes would migrate to online instruction beginning March 23 through the end of the 2020 Spring Semester.