Office of the President
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R. Owen Williams took office as the 25th president on August 1, 2010.
“Becoming the 25th president of Transylvania University is a fabulous opportunity. In fact, I find it exciting in the extreme.
“Transylvania has the best of both worlds. It’s a small, compact campus in the midst of a city of 300,000 with all its urban advantages. Our small enrollment (1,100 students) creates a strong sense of community and closeness among students, faculty, and staff. And that’s the essence of a liberal arts education.”
R. Owen Williams
President Williams came to Transylvania in 2010 following a 24-year career as a Wall Street investment banker and a 10-year period of scholarly preparation at Yale University, Harvard University, and New York University. He also brought to Transylvania an impressive resume of volunteer work for non-profit organizations that included extensive fund-raising and strategic planning initiatives.
Transylvania University admits students regardless of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.