Moloney named as Transylvania’s new VP for marketing and communications

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has named Megan Moloney as the institution’s vice president for marketing and communications, effective July 23. During her career Moloney has filled multiple communications and public relations roles for the federal government, including as the director of digital media engagement for the Department of Veterans Affairs and as a public affairs specialist…

Former CSX president to deliver Transylvania commencement address May 26

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Alvin R. “Pete” Carpenter, former CSX Transportation president and CEO, will deliver Transylvania University’s commencement address on Saturday, May 26, as the university celebrates its 2018 graduates. Carpenter is a 1964 Transylvania alumnus and served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 1993-2000. The Kentucky native now lives in Jacksonville, Fla. Carpenter and his…

Taran McZee begins as AVP for Diversity and Inclusion

Taran McZee joined Transylvania University May 1 as associate vice president for diversity and inclusion, serving on President Seamus Carey’s cabinet. He has spent nearly 15 years leading diversity, inclusion and equity efforts in higher education, and Transylvania is thrilled to bring his experience to campus. What drew you to Transylvania? I was chosen to…

Signature Programs Alone Will Not Save Our Colleges

The forecast of a major contraction in higher education, especially among small, private liberal arts schools, has college administrators scrambling to find ways to save their schools. Some are implementing “signature programs” that organize and supplement the academic curriculum to add value to a student’s education. Signature programs are designed to support and enhance the…

Transylvania DPS chief receives TOP COPS Awards honor

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Gregg Muravchick, director of Transylvania University’s Department of Public Safety, has been selected to receive a TOP COPS Awards honor for his actions during a machete attack last April in a campus coffee shop. Lexington Police Commander Brian Maynard nominated Chief Muravchick for the prestigious award, presented by the National Association of Police Organizations,…

McZee named associate vice president for diversity and inclusion

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Taran McZee has been named Transylvania University’s new associate vice president for diversity and inclusion.  McZee, who will begin this spring, has more than 12 years of higher education experience in diversity and inclusion services, multicultural affairs and international programs—most recently at Grand Valley State University. “I’m very excited about this great opportunity at…

Transylvania receives $800,000 to help combine liberal arts, digital technology

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Transylvania University is working to build a national reputation for applying digital technology to a liberal arts curriculum. The Bingham Fund for Excellence in Teaching at Transylvania University has awarded two grants totaling $800,000 as part of the Transylvania Initiative for Digital Technology, Research, and Creativity (DTRC). The Bingham Fund was established to…

Transylvania Athletics inducts five standouts into Hall of Fame

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University on Saturday inducted five of the school’s former athletes into the Pioneer Hall of Fame. These standouts—Billy Bradford, Brian Macy, Lee Morrison, Ashley Sanders and Greg White—were honored during a banquet and ceremony at the Clive M. Beck Center. “All five embody the spirit of what it means to be a Transylvania…