LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Dr. Tiffany Franks, President of Averett University, has joined its Board of Trustees. The appointment comes as part of the organization’s ongoing partnership with the university.
In her role as trustee, Franks will provide strategic leadership, planning and oversight for the organization.
Franks became President of Averett University in July 2008. With 24 years of senior-level administrative experience in higher education, that began when she was 23 as the dean of students, Franks’ leadership style and problem-solving expertise has led her through leadership roles in admissions, financial aid, student life, marketing and communications, public relations and fundraising. Before taking the helm at Averett, she served as the Executive Vice President at Greensboro College in North Carolina.
“Dr. Franks’ expertise as a trusted leader, community developer and fundraiser will be a valuable resource as LifeSpire of Virginia continues to grow. Her participation on our board is a continuation of the partnership with Averett and our organization’s commitment to lifelong learning, intellectual and spiritual growth for both residents and employees,” said LifeSpire’s President and CEO Jonathan Cook.
The partnership provides employees with a 40% discount on tuition for online and in-person classes at Averett, LifeSpire residents to attend college-level lectures right where they live and Averett students to serve as interns at LifeSpire.