LEXINGTON, Ky. — Transylvania President Charles L. Shearer announced today that after an extensive search, Bradley L. Goan has been named director
of admissions, effective August 15. Deana Ison, senior associate director of admissions, has been serving as interim director.
Goan has served as the director of the Robinson Scholars Program at the University of Kentucky for the past five years. He has also served U.K. as
assistant director of undergraduate admission and as admissions counselor.
“I’m really pleased to have Mr. Goan join the Transylvania staff in this very important role,” said President Charles L. Shearer. “Brad
brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to this position, and Transylvania is fortunate to have him join our admissions efforts.”
Reporting to the president, the admissions director is responsible for all programs related to Transylvania’s recruitment, admission and enrollment
“Transylvania has an impressive history and an outstanding tradition of providing exceptional undergraduate education,” said Goan. “It
is an institution that knows what it is about, and its commitments to the liberal arts and sciences, to intellectual inquiry and to critical thinking
have never been more important to students than they are in our rapidly changing twenty-first century world. I am excited to join the Transylvania team,
and I look forward to working with students and their families as they make their college choices.”
Transylvania’s enrollment has grown to capacity over the past few years, and this year’s entering class will be smaller by design.
Goan holds an M.A. in history from U.K. and a B.A. in history from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications
as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.