Kathy 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
Dr. 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.