Bonnie H. Cordon, former Young Women general president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will serve as Southern Virginia University’s 10th president effective immediately, university officials announced Friday, Oct. 13.
Sister Cordon, who completed seven years of service as a general officer for the Church on Aug. 1, succeeds Reed N. Wilcox—the university’s longest-tenured president—who has served at the university since 2014.
In the press release accompanying the announcement, Sister Cordon shared that she is “thrilled with the honor and privilege” of serving as the university’s next president.
“With its rich history of outstanding leadership, I am committed to building upon this university’s legacy with faith in Christ and wholehearted enthusiasm for the future,” she said.
You can read this full announcement on Church News here.