New Brevard president has Salisbury connections

  • Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:21 a.m.

BREVARD ó The man named the next president of Brevard College has a Salisbury connection.
The Rev. Dr. David Joyce, appointed by the Brevard board of trustees as the collegeís 13th president, is married to the former Lynne Caudle, who is the daughter of Boyce and Francis Caudle of Salisbury.
Joyce has more than 30 years experience in private higher education. He has served as the president of Ripon College in Ripon, Wisc., since 2003. The appointment comes after a national search during which a college committee considered a number of candidates.
ìThrough extensive dialogue, Dr. Joyce has developed a solid appreciation of Brevard College ó our history, culture, strengths, challenges, and opportunities,î said Reg Heinitsh Jr., chairman of Brevardís board of trustees. ìThe trustees are confident that Dr. Joyce, with his excellent leadership qualities, experience, energy and commitment to our mission, will be an outstanding president.î
Joyce will assume the office Jan. 1, a Brevard College press release said.
ìI am excited and fortunate to have been chosen to serve as the next leader of Brevard College,î Joyce said in the press release.
ìLynne and I are excited to return to the mountains of our home state. I began my career in higher education in North Carolina. This next chapter for us seems fortuitous as the circle now feels complete. I have always been proud of the rich tradition of higher education in North Carolina. Brevard College is steeped in its own traditions and it will be a privilege to represent this fine institution as we share this story with the wider world.î
As president of Ripon College, the press release said, Joyce oversaw consistently balanced budgets, successful annual fund campaigns, a $20 million capital-improvement initiative, and perennial high marks from every major college ranking. He was also the driving force behind the Ripon Velorution Project, an effort to address parking and environmental concerns by providing free bikes to freshmen who donít bring cars to campus.
He previously served as president of Union College in Kentucky and held high-level offices at Otterbein College in Ohio, the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and Pfeiffer University.
He holds a bachelorís degree in psychology from Pfeiffer, a master of divinity in pastoral psychology from Yaleís Divinity School, a master of science in psychology from N.C. State University and a doctorate in human resource development from Vanderbilt University.
Joyce is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and has served on a number of organizationsí governing boards.
For fun, Joyce and his wife, Lynne, enjoy mountain biking, whitewater canoeing, fly fishing and the occasional marathon.

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