The Transylvania University Board of Trustees on Friday took the unprecedented step of removing “interim” from President John N. Williams’ title — making him the school’s 27th president.
“It is our sincere intention to deliver our traditional, on-campus experience this fall and resume the individualized, personal instruction for which Transylvania has been known for 240 years.”
The nation’s 16th oldest university celebrates 240 years since its founding.
Interim President Williams and President-Designate Lewis are working closely with their team at Transylvania, as well as other college presidents throughout Kentucky, to develop plans for a fall reopening of the campus while meeting public health directives.
My optimism is tinged with realism as we take in the constantly changing information available on the novel coronavirus pandemic and how our society is responding to it.
As we approach the end of our third week of remote instruction, I write to the Transy Pioneer community to say a huge THANK YOU for the flexibility and understanding you all have shown during this challenging time.
At the start of Transylvania’s second week of remote learning, Interim President John Williams recorded a message for students, faculty and staff.
As we embrace the opportunities of 2020, I challenge the Transylvania community to expand our commitment to diversity.
As we approach the winter holiday break, I offer my thanks to the entire Transylvania community — students, faculty, staff and alumni — for a tremendous fall term.
We operate in a global society, and our students must be prepared to function effectively in it.