Local Man Appointed VP At University in Tennessee

James E. “Chip” Weisgerber, a former St. Clairsville resident, has been appointed vice president for student and enrollment services at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Weisgerber, son of Jim and Cinda Weisgerber of St. Clairsville, is a 1987 graduate of St. Clairsville High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Muskingum College (now Muskingum University) in 1991 and a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At Muskingum, he worked on the student life and music department staffs.

He received a doctorate in higher education from Capella University in Minneapolis.

Weisgerber and his wife, Tara, are parents to two children, Andy and David. The Weisgerbers have been active in their communities with special interest in working with youth and music in church.

The former St. Clairsville man’s new post at LMC was announced by B. James Dawson, university president.

“Dr. Weisgerber brings a wealth of experience to LMU and will provide the leadership needed to continue on the trajectory of growth that LMU has enjoyed over the past decade,” Dawson said.

Prior to his appointment, Weisgerber served 15 years in various student-centered roles at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. He also served as coordinator of international student services and director of volunteer and community services at his alma mater, Muskingum College.

Weisgerber will draw on his more than 20 years of experience in higher education in his new position at LMU. He oversee the Student and Enrollment Services division, including undergraduate admissions, student services, financial aid and student support services.

“I look forward to joining the LMU family. My focus will be providing an excellent student experience,” Weisgerber said. “We want to provide a rich and vibrant campus life that will complement each student’s academic experience and prepare them for life after college.”