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Former Lexington Mayor Jim Gray speaks on campus theme of resilience during Transylvania Academic Convocation

Former Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Thursday drew from his personal and political experiences when he spoke at Transylvania University’s Academic Convocation on the 2019-20 campus theme of resilience. The annual ceremony — which includes a student awards presentation — kicks off the academic year.

Transylvania graduates 270 students May 28

LEXINGTON, Ky.—On Saturday, May 28, Transylvania University sent 270 students into the world—Pioneers who are specially prepared to start their careers or continue their studies at graduate and professional schools. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray gave the commencement address to the students. Gray’s late mother, Lois Howard Gray, is a 1940 Transylvania graduate and was a member of […]

Mayor Jim Gray to deliver Transylvania commencement address

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Mayor Jim Gray will give Transylvania University’s commencement address on May 28. The two-term mayor has strong ties to the school, which is dedicated to strengthening its connection to the city. Transylvania and Gray have both shown a strong commitment to Lexington’s Northside Neighborhood in particular. Most recently, Transylvania agreed to partner with the […]

Transylvania partners with the state and LFUCG for Fourth Street improvements

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government plan to work together on a $1.3 million project to improve the West Fourth Street corridor from Upper to Jefferson streets. The work, which is expected to take place next year, will include new sidewalks, street and pedestrian lighting, signage, traffic and drainage improvements and further development […]

Transylvania presidential inauguration Oct. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University installed Seamus Carey as its 26th president on Friday, Oct. 9, in Haggin Auditorium. Carey, who became president in July of 2014, is transforming the university through positive changes such as the appointment of Laura Bryan as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university, the 100 Doors to Success mentoring program […]