Lee Snyder to Lead Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia

Eastern Mennonite University President Lee SnyderOn July 1, Lee Snyder will become interim president of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The university enrolls about 1,200 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. Women make up 65.7 percent of the undergraduate student body.

From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Snyder was president of Bluffton University in Ohio. Earlier, she served for 12 years as vice president and academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University.

Dr. Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Oregon. She also holds a master’s degree in English literature and linguistics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Snyder is expected to serve as interim president for the fall 2016 semester only.

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