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Transylvania University names new president

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Posted at 12:56 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 12:56:37-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Transylvania University has a new president.

The Lexington-based university's Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that Brien Lewis, currently the president of Catawba College in North Carolina, has been chosen as the school's 27th president.

“I am delighted that Brien Lewis will serve as Transylvania’s next president," board Chairman William T. Young Jr. said in a statement. "His selection comes with the unanimous approval of both the Presidential Search Committee and Board of Trustees after an extensive national search that included a large pool of highly qualified and distinguished applicants.

“Transylvania’s next president must be a catalyst, motivator and facilitator committed to the value and purpose of intellectual and personal development,” Lewis said. “Transy continues to serve as a pioneer in higher education, originating new lines of thought, activities and methods for a rapidly evolving 21st century.”