An evening with President Lee King: A Stephenson Center for Appalachia lecture

The final Stephenson Center for Appalachia Summer Lecture Series event will cap off with a talk from 16th President of Lees-McRae, Dr. Lee King.

His talk titled, The Life Changing Power of Education: A Personal Story, will take place on Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium of the Cannon Student Center.

The evening will begin with a reception for the new president to provide an opportunity for High Country community members to meet King. Starting at 7 p.m., King will present his talk to discuss the liberating power of pursuing knowledge and gaining academic credentials.

King received his Doctor of Education in educational leadership from The University of Virginia, his Master of Education in educational administration from Lynchburg College and his Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Hampden-Sydney College. He has held vice-presidential positions at Ferrum College, Hollins University and Hampden-Sydney. 

“I charted a professional path that would allow me to utilize my strengths in leading educational institutions, especially ones where faith is prominent in its historical mission of developing young men and women,” King said.  

“We eagerly anticipate King’s program,” Director of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia, Michael Joslin, said.  “He has brought a sense of excitement and anticipation to our campus.”

Stephenson Center Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Joslin at
By Nina MastandreaJune 21, 2018
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