August 03, 2015
Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons has been featured twice in the past month on the online news website The Huffington Post.
In his most recent column, The Kids Are Alright, Lemons, who was recently selected to serve as vice chair of the National College Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division III President's Council, expands on his belief that today's young adults, specifically student athletes, are likely the next "greatest generation."
"In my roles as college president, vice chair of the NCAA Division III President's Council and a member of the NCAA's Board of Governors, I'm fortunate to get a close look at our nation's future," Lemon writes. "If our nation's student-athletes are any indication-and I think they are-we have little to fear. The future will be in good hands."
In a column published in June, No Equal in the World: Leadership Advice for New College Presidents, Lemons offered advice for new college presidents.
"Surround yourself with talent," Lemons advised. "Presidents almost never accomplish anything without collaborating with others. Working with smart, talented, driven people is critical to success."
Lemons was also featured on The Huffington Post in January 2014 with the column, The Gold Standard: The Powerful Impact of Residential Liberal Arts Colleges.
Lemons is Susquehanna University's 14th president. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. He joined the university in 2001 after serving as chancellor of the University of Virginia's College at Wise.