Installation of President Brien Lewis

28th President of Transylvania University

In these unusual times, our university is excited to move forward boldly with new leadership as we prepare for the next chapter for our historic institution. 

Brien Lewis was installed as president on July 6, 2020. 

So what do we take with us into that uncertain future? We take our ideas, we take our optimism and our aspirations, we take our hope. This does not mean we simply rest on our many deserved laurels or do things the way we have always done them. Benjamin Franklin gave us all a pointed warning when he said, ‘When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.’ 

Brien Lewis

28th President of Transylvania University

“Together, we will pursue bold paths for Transy.”

President Lewis identified several challenging strategic decisions for the upcoming months, developing and implementing comprehensive plans for:

  • Delivering the fullest Transy experience possible while protecting the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Upholding our commitments to access and individual development and ensuring we take action to live out our belief that Black lives matter.
  • Enhancing our capacities to deliver our enduring mission and core values in ways uniquely suited to preparing students of today as leaders of the future.
  • Enabling continued innovation and financial strength through enrollment growth.