Office of the President2022-11-16T17:13:11+00:00

Office of the President

Ferrum College campus in summer

About Acting Chief Operating Officer Kevin Reilly

Ferrum College Vice President for Academic Affairs Kevin ReillyI have been at Ferrum College for over 20 years. I began as a faculty member in the Psychology program. During my time as faculty, I am most proud to have won the Faculty of the Year Award three times and the Advisor of the Year Award twice by student vote. After eight years as a faculty member, I was appointed the dean of Social Sciences and Professional Studies. I served in this role for eight years. I then served as assistant vice president for Academic Affairs. I was promoted to vice president of Academic Affairs in October of 2021. I have served proudly in this role since then.

During the time I serve as chief operating officer, my goal is simply to provide stability for Ferrum. I have been telling our faculty, staff, and students that it is “Business as usual”. We have a lot of work to do, and our Executive Team is continuing to move forward with strategic planning while we continue to serve our students at the highest level possible. I am honored to serve in this role for as long as it takes to find the right interim president for Ferrum College, and I am excited to continue to work for the College and the community that my wife and I fell in love with so many years ago.

With change comes opportunity, and I am excited at the opportunities that lie ahead for Ferrum College. Over the coming weeks, you will hear a lot about what we are doing to move the College forward. We will be rolling out a new website, implementing new initiatives, and raising funds for student scholarships as part of #GivingTuesday on November 29. Thank you for your support and good energy as we embark on this leadership transition for the College. If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

With Panther Pride,

Dr. Kevin P. Reilly
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ferrum College Board of Trustees Chair Scott Showalter ’73 shared that the trustees have begun the process of a national search for an interim president for Ferrum College following the resignation of Dr. David Johns on November 11, 2022.

Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees
Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life
Associate Professor of Psychology
Vice President for Business and Finance
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Kevin Reilly
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director of Athletics John Sutyak
Director of Athletics

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