Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016

Three Transylvania University administrators recently have assumed new roles to enhance the school's efforts in admissions and student affairs.

Rhyan Conyers has been named the new vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. Conyers had served as an interim in this role, making a significant impact on the operations and structure of the department. Before that, he was director of institutional research and assessment.

Holly Sheilley, vice president for athletics, has taken on the additional role of vice president for student affairs. Athletics will return to its traditional home in the division of student affairs, and Sheilley will continue as athletic director.

Michael Covert, interim vice president of student affairs, has been named dean of students. In this newly created position, Covert will oversee the day-to-day operations for student affairs and will continue working with student success and retention initiatives. Prior to Covert serving as interim vice president this past year, he was associate vice president for retention and associate dean of students.