News ReleaseJared Covington Named Director of the Launch Center for Career Development
Oct. 26, 2023 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to name Instructor of Marketing Jared Covington as the director of the Launch Center for Career Development, a career- and student-focused initiative —the next evolution of the university’s Career Center. This initiative will equip students for success after graduation by providing personalized support and guidance with faculty and alumni connections and mentorship, career preparation, and tutoring for job and graduate school applications.
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 ReleaseTheatre Takes to the Seas With Original Adaptation of “Treasure Island”
Oct. 6, 2023 — In a high seas adventure filled with pirates, treasure, and sea shanties, Southern Virginia University Theatre performed Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” with an original adaptation by Associate Professor of Theatre Amaree Cluff, on Sept. 22–23, 28–29 as the first production of the 2023–24 academic year.
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.
News ReleasePreview: Southern Virginia University Theatre Presents Swashbuckling Tale “Treasure Island”
Sept. 11, 2023 — Southern Virginia University Theatre will present the well-known tale, “Treasure Island,” by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, on Sept. 22–23 and 28–29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
News ReleaseYour Path to Student Success: Celebrating the New Academic Year
Aug. 28, 2023 — On Friday, Aug. 25, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Knight Arena for Southern Virginia University’s annual convocation and faculty processional to celebrate the beginning of the 2023–24 academic year and learn about the path to student success.
News ReleaseMichael Griffiths and Jared McBride Join Southern Virginia University as New Full-time Faculty Members
Aug. 24, 2023 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to welcome Michael Griffiths as visiting assistant professor of computer science and Jared McBride as assistant professor of mathematics.
News ReleaseMarie Withers, Hyrum Arnesen, and Eric Nielsen Join Southern Virginia University as New Visiting Faculty Members
Aug. 23, 2023 — With a new academic year beginning, Southern Virginia University is pleased to welcome three new full-time visiting professors—Eric Nielsen, Marie Withers, and Hyrum Arnesen—to join in its mission to Gather, Lift, and Launch students.
News ReleaseMichael Frye Named Director of Student Success
July 24, 2023 — Today, Provost James Lambert announced Michael Frye as Southern Virginia University’s new director of student success. In this role, Frye will lead academic’s team of success coaches who work with students to address their academic goals, needs, and development.
News ReleaseNick Roberts Named Dean of Students
July 19, 2023 — Today, Vice President of Student Life Kristie Gibbons named Nick Roberts as Southern Virginia University’s next dean of students. In this role, Roberts will work closely with university leadership, including Gibbons, and students to enhance the student experience through campus activities and events, while also overseeing student conduct and needs.
News ReleaseKristie Gibbons Named Vice President of Student Life
July 18, 2023 — Today, Acting President Eric Denna announced Kristie Gibbons as Southern Virginia University’s new vice president of Student Life. In this role, Gibbons will oversee the Office of Student Life, including campus activities, clubs and associations, conduct, counseling, housing and residential life, and wellness. As a senior university administrator and leader, Gibbons will also serve on the President’s Leadership Council.