News from 2017

Southern Virginia University Grows 40 Percent in Four Years

· September 7, 2017

After growing 40 percent during the last four years, Southern Virginia University enrollment has increased to 928 students, the largest total in the University’s 21-year history. Students this year hail from 49 states, one U.S. territory and six countries.

Alex Boyé Announces Plan to Film Music Video at Southern Virginia University

· September 1, 2017

Alex Boyé made a surprise visit to Southern Virginia University today, performing and speaking during the University’s “Welcome Back” convocation. The musician announced that he will return later in September to film a new music video with the University.

Coming Home to Crimson: Southern Virginia Announces Return to its Heritage Color

· August 30, 2017

In an open letter to students, faculty, and staff, Southern Virginia University President Reed N. Wilcox announced “the University is coming home to crimson” as its official heritage color. Crimson was the University’s initial primary color for eight years after its renewal in 1996.

Al Fox Carraway Counsels Students to Choose God

· June 29, 2017

Award-winning speaker Al Fox Carraway addressed a cheerful crowd at Southern Virginia University’s annual Honor Forum. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Carraway is most well known for her blog post, “Tattooed Mormon.”

SACSCOC Reaffirms Southern Virginia’s Accreditation for Next Decade

· June 27, 2017

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)—the oldest, largest and most prestigious accreditor of colleges and universities in the southern United States—today reaffirmed Southern Virginia University’s regional accreditation for the next decade through 2027.

Professor Publishes Insightful Biography on Robert E. Lee

· June 22, 2017

Southern Virginia University professor Dr. David Cox’s new book, “The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee,” recently hit the shelves. Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans, the book is part of an ongoing series on American and British historical figures, titled, “The Library of Religious Biography.”

President Wilcox Announces New Provost and Associate Provosts

· May 31, 2017

Southern Virginia University President Reed N. Wilcox recently announced that Dr. Scott Dransfield will serve as provost, the chief academic officer of the university. Dransfield is joined by Drs. Jeremiah John and Karen Walker, who will serve as associate provosts.

Southern Virginia Theatre Presents “The Music Man”

· May 25, 2017

The Southern Virginia University Theatre Program will present Meredith Wilson’s Tony-winning musical “The Music Man” on May 26-27 and Jun. 1-3 at 7:30pm in Chandler Hall.

Southern Virginia Students Log Over 20,000 Hours of Service

· May 24, 2017

As visitors approach Southern Virginia University’s historic Main Hall, they read the words, “learn that life is service” inscribed on the guideposts lining the driveway. This past year, Southern Virginia students displayed their commitment to this motto by logging over 20,000 service hours in celebration of the University’s 20th anniversary.

Super Bowl Champ Tackles D-III Football at Southern Virginia

· May 24, 2017

You might not expect to see a Division III football coach announce a pick at the NFL Draft; you might not expect him to have a Super Bowl ring, either.