News from 2016

An Interview with Interim Provost Dr. Scott Dransfield

· September 8, 2016

As announced on August 23 at Southern Virginia's annual university conference, Dr. Scott Dransfield, professor of English, will serve as interim provost for the 2016-2017 academic year. 



Provost Sowell to Enjoy Sabbatical

· August 26, 2016

After six successful years as Southern Virginia University’s chief academic officer, Provost Madison U. Sowell announced at the school’s annual university conference on Tuesday, August 23, that he is stepping down from administrative service on September 1st to enjoy a sabbatical leave. A sabbatical is typically one year — usually every seventh — of release from normal work duties while the professor or administrator remains employed by the university.


Southern Virginia Provost and Humanities Professor Present New Book in Rome

· July 27, 2016

Dr. Debra H. Sowell, Professor of Humanities at Southern Virginia University, and Dr. Madison U. Sowell, Provost of the university, recently published another book together — this one in French.


Graduate to Attend World-Class Musical Theatre Program in Scotland

· July 20, 2016

After three successful years contributing to Southern Virginia University’s music and theater departments, this fall Patrick Summers will begin a Master of Arts in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland — currently ranked sixth in the world among performing arts institutions.


Southern Virginia University Granted Full NCAA DIII Membership Status

, and · July 5, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University Director of Athletics Jason Lamb today announced that the NCAA Division III Membership Committee has granted the Knights full and active NCAA Division III membership status effective Sept. 1, 2016.


Two-time National Champion Coach to Head New Men’s Volleyball Program

and · June 20, 2016

Southern Virginia University Athletic Director Jason Lamb today announced the hire of two-time NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball National Champion coach Tom Peterson as the university’s first head men’s volleyball coach.


Kristen Oaks Delivers Keynote Speech at 20th Annual Education Conference

· June 13, 2016

Southern Virginia University's 20th annual Education Conference on June 3 and 4 began with a keynote address by Sister Kristen Oaks, who was also joined by her husband, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Business Graduate Lands Position at Charles Schwab

· June 9, 2016

After completing one milestone -- earning a bachelor's degree in business management and leadership from Southern Virginia University -- 2016 graduate Sarah Edwards will take the next major step in her career by working at Charles Schwab.


Southern Virginia Theatre Presents “Oliver!” June 3-4, 9-11

· May 31, 2016

The Southern Virginia University Theatre Program will present Lionel Bart's award-winning musical "Oliver!" on June 3-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in Chandler Hall.