Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
25 ° Fair
Special Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Planning
Godwin Hall 219
The Director of Strategic Planning/ Special Assistant to the President, Ms. Elaine (Laynee) Timlin, came to Virginia Wesleyan in November 2009 as the College’s Director of College Communications. Ms. Timlin brings a variety of experience from leadership appointments in public and private, profit and non-profit sectors. Ms. Timlin earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology and a Master of Education from the California University of Pennsylvania, degrees she utilized as a professional educator for 20 years in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). Years of dedicated service and interaction with students and parents led to administrative appointments with VBCPS, the second largest school system in Virginia with over 80,000 students, first as a Partnership Coordinator and subsequently as Director of Community Relations. After 30 years of service, Ms. Timlin retired from the VBCPS and accepted an appointment with Landmark Communications as an Organizational Development Manager in the Human Resources Division in 2006, where she designed and facilitated leadership programs for the company. After three years as the College’s director of college communications, she was promoted to special assistant to the president/director of strategic planning, where her 35 years of leadership experience in three organizations proved helpful in leading the institution in planning for the future.