The New President of Virginia University of Lynchburg

Virginia-University-of-Lynchburg-1Kathy C. Franklin was named the 18th president of what is now Virginia University of Lynchburg. Founded in 1886, the educational institution’s original name was the Lynchburg Baptist Seminary. According to the latest Department of Education data, Virginia University of Lynchburg enrolls 251 undergraduate students and 73 graduate students. African Americans are 98 percent of the undergraduate student body and women are

Franklin-KathyDr. Franklin has served as interim president of the university since October 2015. Earlier, she was provost and executive vice president of the university.

Dr. Franklin is a graduate of Virginia State University. She holds an MBA from Lynchburg College and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati. Ohio.

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  1. I have always been proud of the history of VUL. However, I feel that this appointment is not for the good of the institution. Dr. Franklin has served in numerous capacities, and sadly has executed a level of nepotism as it relates to hiring practices that is most unprofessional and unethical. It is a public knowledge that her boyfriend was hired as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness prior to having earned a bachelors degree, and is by all means unqualified for such a position. Furthermore, numerous members of her family have been hired without appropriate experience or credentials for the positions in which they hold. There is has been severe mismanagement of funds, even federal funds. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the institution, faculty teach in areas in which they are not qualified, degrees conferred without standards being met. Yes it is true, this is a historic appointment, but it is a disgrace to a history that has produced some of the greatest educators, ministers, missionaries, and public servants, particularly African-American, that this nation has ever seen.

  2. I definitely agree with the above comment. My daughter currently attends there and is being charged for living on campus. She does not live on campus. She had talked with several employees there about the matter and nothing is being done to correct it. I have called several times and Dr. Franklin has yet to return my call. Its something very fishy going on. They refuse to release my daughters funds to her and this is federal funds. Something needs to be done about this.

  3. September 1, 2021 I took my son to college for the first time and I was very disappointed in the living situation at the dorms they where nasty and the bad thing about it it’s COVID and the students had to clean they own rooms and sanitize the rooms before they put their stuff in the dorms I was very disappointed

  4. Hello I am a parent of a student that goes to Virginia of Lynchburg and I’m very very disappointed, my son was robbed of education, and what he loved the most was basketball and he was robbed of it school started September 1,2021 and ended January,2022 the school was unprofessional when it came down to telling the kids not to come back nor did they contact the parents to let them know what was going on with the school and my son is not taking any classes online but the they wanted they money and i signed for the fall and spring classes

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