• Commencement Information

    Happy graduation week! If you still need your rain tickets or honor cords, they will be available for you at check-in on Friday (Hickory campus).

    Student check-in is Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Shuford Arena. Guests are asked to be in their seats by 5:30 p.m.

    Any changes to the commencement schedule will be posted here. 

    Commencement Information

Title IX


Lenoir-Rhyne University is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment free from sex/gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lenoir-Rhyne values and upholds the rights, dignity and respect of faculty, staff, students and visitors and is committed to fair and equal grievance processes that align with applicable state and federal laws and our values as a community.

The University encourages anyone with questions or concerns about sex/gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation or who would like to make a report or formal complaint to contact Leah Reynolds, Ed.D, Title IX Coordinator.

If you have experienced harm and need immediate assistance or have safety concerns, we encourage you to contact the Department of Public Safety at 828.328.7146 (24/7).

If you are a student and would like to talk confidentially with someone, please contact the Cornerstone Support and Wellness Center at 828.328.7959, or the university pastor at 828.781.1110. For more information about available resources, see the resource guide below.

Notice of Non-Discrimination & Equal Opportunity Employment


Lenoir-Rhyne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, political affiliation, age, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, disability status, genetics, pregnancy or veteran status.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy extends to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, reassignment, demotion, discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, compensation and benefits as well as the education setting. Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to providing an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for faculty, staff, students, contractors, volunteers and visitors.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators


The University’s Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University’s overall Title IX compliance.

Title IX Coordinator
Leah Reynolds, Ed.D
Title IX Coordinator
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leah.reynolds@e-fantasia.net or titleixcoordinator@e-fantasia.net
828.328.7040

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Revonda Reed
Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Hickory Campus
revonda.reed@e-fantasia.net
828.328.7387

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Harry Titus, Ed.D
Dean of Students
Hickory Campus
harry.titus@e-fantasia.net
828.328.7246

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Susy Chandler
Director of Community Engagement
Asheville Campus
susy.chandler@e-fantasia.net
828.407.4263

Discrimination questions and complaints can also be directed to: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at 800.421.3481 or ocr@ed.gov