Office of the President

Dr. Tiffany McKillip Franks, 14th President of Averett University

Welcome to Averett University’s website. Thank you for taking the time to visit us online.

Averett is an inspiring place to learn, live and work. Our diverse academic programs are grounded in the liberal arts, offering you an educational experience that is focused on the future and rooted in timeless values. The learning community at Averett ranges from traditional undergraduates to experienced adults seeking continuing education. Their lives, and the lives they touch, are forever changed as a result of their experiences here.

Averett University is a place with new vision and enduring values. Our power comes from the fact that, no matter how we move forward– establishing new opportunities for students, creating important connections with our alumni and friends, and serving this region as a full partner in its success– the heart of Averett remains the same. No matter what we do, our commitment to equipping students for the future, to our liberal arts tradition, and to the sense of family and belonging we share remains paramount.

If you are considering making Averett your university of choice, I urge you to visit our campuses and talk with our faculty and staff, who do so much to help students discover their own greatness. I am fortunate to work with them, and to find affirmation in the fact that so many alumni and friends are so deeply devoted to Averett. Once you are here, I am certain you will feel the passion we have for passing on the power of an Averett education. To those of you who are graduates and friends of Averett, I invite you to reconnect and join with us in taking pride in this remarkable university.

Please know that my door is open to you. I look forward to meeting and talking with you.

Best Wishes,
Tiffany M. Franks

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