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Senior Leadership

Bradley W. Bateman

Bradley W. BatemanEducation: B.A. in economics (Alma College), M.A. in economics, Ph.D in economics (University of Kentucky)

Previous positions/organizations: Provost and Executive Vice President (Denison University), Associate Dean of the College; Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics; Acting Director, Center for Prairie Studies; Acting Director, Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights (Grinnell College), Assistant Professor of Economics (Simmons College)

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Wesley “Wes” Fugate
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Wes FugateOversees: Office of the President, community relations, public relations, media relations, publications, website and electronic communications, special events and also serves as strategic advisor to the president and secretary of the Board of Trustees.

Education: B.A. in Dramatic Arts and Economics (Centre College), M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Institutional Advancement (Peabody College at Vanderbilt University), Ph.D. (Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia)

Previous positions/organizations: Director of Program Advancement and Assistant to the Dean (KY Governor’s Scholars Program), Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning and Education Policy (Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky) Advisor to the Interfraternity Council (University of Georgia).

Civic/Professional organizations: Board Member, National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education; Chair of the Board, Lynchburg Beacon of Hope; President of the Board, Endstation Theatre Company; Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Development Committee Chair, Phi Kappa Tau Foundation; Member-at-large, Jenny Wiley Theatre Board of Trustees

David E. Buckingham
Interim Dean of Students

Oversees: Student affairs, including counseling services, the Health Center, international student services, multicultural services, residence life, and student activities.

Carl A. Girelli
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Carl GirelliOversees: All areas of the academic program

Education: B.A. in Portuguese, M.A. in Linguistics, Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Connecticut)

Previous positions/organizations: Associate Provost, Professor of English, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC



John F. Keener
Director of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment

John KeenerOversees: Tracking internal data; reporting data to external state, federal and other agencies; analyzing data for areas of improvement; all goal-setting operations; process whereby goals are assessed; compliance activities and reports.

Education: B.A. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); M.A.( University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Ph.D. (University of Kentucky)

Previous positions/organizations: Professor of English, chair, Division of Humanities, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; Dean of Planning, Research & Records and Registrar; Associate Provost for IR, Planning and Effectiveness; Vice President for Enrollment Management (Lees-McRae College).

Civic/Professional Organizations: Member, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS); Registry, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC); Volunteer, Endstation Theatre Company

James Manaro
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer

James ManaroOversees: Business Office, Information Technology, Buildings and Grounds, Nursery School, ARAMARK (Dining Services), Campus Store, and liaison to several Board Committees.

Education: B.A., M.A. in Public Policy and Administration (Stat University of New York at Stony Brook)

Previous positions/organizations: Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (Washington College), Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (Clarkson University), Vice President for Finance and Treasurer (Muhlenberg College), Vice President for Institutional and Public Finance (Student Loan Marketing Association – “Sallie Mae”), Assistant to the Vice President for Finance (Yale University), Financial Manager (City of San Francisco), Associate Deputy Administrator (Environmental Protection Agency), and Budget Analyst (Congressional Budget Office).

Farah Marks
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Farah MarksOversees: Institutional advancement, development, and alumni relations including major gifts, planned gifts, the Annual Fund, advancement services, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations, reunions and homecoming, alumni chapter events, and prospect research.

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Mary Washington College

Previous positions/organizations: Randolph College: Director of Development, Director of Advancement Services, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Stewardship Coordinator, Assistant Director of Operations (Admissions)

Civic/Professional organizations: President of the Board, Forte Chamber Music; Board Member, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra; Parent’s Council, Hampden-Sydney College; Board Member, Endstation Theatre Company; Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)


Michael J. Quinn
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Mike QuinnOversees: admissions and enrollment operations including recruitment and retention and student financial services

Education: B.A. in English (State University of New York College at Buffalo), M.A. in English, (Binghamton University)

Previous positions/organizations:
Assistant Vice President for College Relations, and Vice President for Constituent Relations (Randolph College). Vice President for Development and Communications (Daniel Webster College). Vice President for Communications and Development (Granite State Independent Living), Vice President for Development and Communications (Heritage United Way in Manchester).

Civic/Professional organizations:
Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library Director, United Way of Central Virginia agency assessment team chair, and member of the community impact committee.

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