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A Remarkable Legacy

A photo gallery of President Charles L. Shearer's 27-year tenure at Transylvania

 1111 class in 1996

President Charles L. Shearer meets with a University 1111 Academic Career Skills class, an advising role with first-year students that has always been a priority for him.

Shearer handshake with alumna

Susan Shearer has joined her husband for innumerable receptions and events over the years, adding a touch of graciousness as a host and ambassador for Transylvania.

Commencement 1998

Shearer is pictured at commencement 1998 with the late William A. Marquard, left, who received an honorary degree, and the late William T. Young, former chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Shearer family
Shearer, right, joins his family after graduation ceremonies in 1994 for his son, Mark. From left are son, Scott Shearer '96, wife, Susan, and son, Todd Shearer '92.
Dr. Shearer highfives his son

Dr. Shearer high-fives his son, Scott, at a Transy basketball game in McAlister Auditorium.

Dr. Shearer and other faculty and staff members danced to 70s music at halftime in the Beck Center.

Shearer and other members of the faculty and staff donned vintage 1970s outfits and danced to disco music during halftime of a basketball game in the Beck Center in 2002.

 LIttle Ground breaking

 Taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lucille C. Little Theater are, from left, then-Student Government Association president Shane White ’98, the late William T. Young, former chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lucille C. Little ’28, and Shearer.

Dr. Shearer at a baseball game

Shearer has always supported the athletics program at Transy, including attendance at the Transylvania-Centre College baseball challenge at Applebee’s Park in Lexington. Catcher Peter Starling ’05 is at left.

1111 class in 2005

Shearer visits with students in Jazzman’s Cafe, part of the Glenn Building that includes the campus bookstore and expansion space for the library.

Shearer with Mary Robinson

Shearer presents an honorary degree to Kenan speaker and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson in 2007.

Board of Trustees Chairman William T. Young Jr. presents the Transylvania Award to Dr. and Mrs. Shearer

Board of Trustees Chairman William T. Young Jr. presents the Transylvania Medal to Shearer and his wife, Susan, in 2008.

cake cutting for 25th anniversary

Students watch as Shearer cuts a cake to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president in 2008.




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