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Melissa Taverner named 19th president of Lyon College

BATESVILLE, Ark. (February 18, 2022) – The Lyon College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elect Dr. Melissa Taverner as the 19th president of Lyon College. Chairman of the Board Perry Wilson announced Taverner to the faculty and staff following the board meeting. “I want to thank the board of trustees for this honor,” Taverner said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to strengthen the College’s mission while expanding opportunities for students throu... Read More
at Friday, February 18, 2022

Message from President Taverner

Interim President Melissa Taverner sent the following message to the Lyon community on Sept. 13:   Dear Lyon community,   As many of you know, we lost a student this weekend. With a heavy heart, I am now able to share that senior Sonny Pham passed away this past Saturday. Sonny was a computer science major minoring in mathematics. He was a bright student, and he made the Dean’s List for four consecutive semesters. He enjoyed gaming and took part in activities with the Lyo... Read More
at Monday, September 13, 2021

Inside Higher Ed features President King

Inside Higher Ed spotlighted President Joey King and the Lyon College Board of Trustees this Friday.   The publication spoke with King and Chairman of the Board Perry Wilson about cutting the size of its governing board in half at a time when private liberal arts colleges are facing challenges. Lyon leaders decided to reduce the number of board members from 32 to 15.   In the article, King says a smaller board allows for more flexibility.   “In my view, and my recommen... Read More
at Friday, August 2, 2019