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LR Brings Pair of Seasoned Veterans Onboard

Thu Aug 1 2013

After a career spent serving and educating young people, Dr. Barry Redmond is back at it. Following his retirement as the Superintendent of Newton-Conover Schools, Redmond has joined Lenoir-Rhyne University as its new Coordinator of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Redmond, 58, began his career in education 36 years ago, and he still has passion for academia. In his new role at LR, Redmond’s job is to identify and write new grants while renewing and maintaining current grants all of which assist the University in meeting identified needs.

Redmond began his career as a classroom teacher before moving on to administration where he served as a principal at the middle, high, and elementary school levels. From there, Redmond was named Associate Superintendent in charge of personnel eventually ending his career in education by spending eight years as Superintendent of the Newton-Conover Schools.

“The skills that I developed while serving in these various roles should help me in understanding the needs of various departments of the University,” Redmond said. “I want to continue to contribute to the community.”

Although he’s new to his job, Redmond is no stranger to LR.

“I have always held LR in high regard, received my Masters Degree here in 1981, and I am very excited to be a part of the University in this job,” he said. “My vision for LR is that we will continue to rise up as we maintain our reputation as one of the best universities in the Southeast. The commitment to excellence is very clear, and there is a great deal of momentum for future greatness.”

Redmond’s focus remains what it’s always been – it’s all about the students.

“I hope my work enables students to have the very best opportunities to attend Lenoir-Rhyne and to achieve their own personal dreams,” he said.

Also joining the Advancement staff as Associate Director of Development is Ms. Meg Spivey. Spivey brings significant professional experience from the financial services industry, having served various leadership roles with Davidson Holland Whitesell & Co. PLLC, Hickory; and both Wachovia Bank, NA and Wachovia Securities, Inc. in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina.

She was most recently the Inaugural Director of the BB&T Student Leadership Center at Appalachian State’s Walker College of Business. Spivey earned her Bachelor degrees in Business Education and Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne, and a Master of Business Administration from Appalachian State University.

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