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Lycoming College has announced that Chip Edmonds has been named executive vice president. He will serve as chief external affairs officer and will retain his leadership position in college advancement, where he previously served as vice president.
In his new role, Edmonds assumes an expanded portfolio that includes marketing and communications, government relations, community relations and strategic projects. In addition, he will play a lead role in developing Lycoming College’s next strategic plan. These new areas of responsibility, combined with his ongoing work in college advancement, will support the College’s institutional goals while increasing its visibility with alumni audiences, prospective students and the Williamsport community.
“Chip has proven his ability to build and lead a robust advancement team that has raised significant philanthropic support and strengthened relationships and engagement with our alumni base,” said Kent Trachte, Ph.D., president of Lycoming College. “I look forward to the leadership he will bring to our broader work in external relations, marketing and communications.”
“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with extremely capable people who give their best to Lycoming College every day.” said Edmonds. “I am grateful to President Trachte for the opportunity to serve Lycoming through these additional areas of responsibility.”
Edmonds returned to the College in August 2009 as vice president for college advancement. He previously served in advancement positions at Yale University and Duke University in addition to two prior stints at Lycoming in development and admissions.
Edmonds earned a master’s degree from the Duke University Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in history and music from Lycoming. He lives with his wife, Erin, and their two sons in Williamsport.