Monday, September 18, 2017

Lycoming College Names Chip Edmonds Executive Vice President

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Lycoming College has announced that Chip Edmonds has been named executive vice president. He will serve as chief external affairs officer and will retain his leadership position in college advancement, where he previously served as vice president.

In his new role, Edmonds assumes an expanded portfolio that includes marketing and communications, government relations, community relations and strategic projects. In addition, he will play a lead role in developing Lycoming College’s next strategic plan. These new areas of responsibility, combined with his ongoing work in college advancement, will support the College’s institutional goals while increasing its visibility with alumni audiences, prospective students and the Williamsport community.

“Chip has proven his ability to build and lead a robust advancement team that has raised significant philanthropic support and strengthened relationships and engagement with our alumni base,” said Kent Trachte, Ph.D., president of Lycoming College. “I look forward to the leadership he will bring to our broader work in external relations, marketing and communications.”  

“I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with extremely capable people who give their best to Lycoming College every day.” said Edmonds. “I am grateful to President Trachte for the opportunity to serve Lycoming through these additional areas of responsibility.”

Edmonds returned to the College in August 2009 as vice president for college advancement. He previously served in advancement positions at Yale University and Duke University in addition to two prior stints at Lycoming in development and admissions.

Edmonds earned a master’s degree from the Duke University Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in history and music from Lycoming. He lives with his wife, Erin, and their two sons in Williamsport.

About Lycoming College
Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected liberal arts colleges. Today, our community of 1,300 active learners from 29 states and territories and 24 countries work with our renowned scholars to craft customized, market-driven majors, minors and concentrations across our 60+ academic programs. These students also compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports and study abroad in more than a dozen countries. Lycoming College has one of the highest endowment-per-student ratios among Pennsylvania colleges and is ranked by Forbes as among the very best for financial strength and operational soundness. Learn more at

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