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Elaine Timlin

Laynee H. Timlin

Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

Office Location: Birdsong Presidential Suite, Suite 219, Godwin Hall
Phone: 757-455-2137
Department/s: President

The Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Laynee Timlin, came to Virginia Wesleyan College in November 2009 as Director of College Communications. In addition to leading the Office of College Communications in marketing and promoting the College, she initiated moving management of the College's website to Communications and took on the role of Publisher of the newly designed Marlin Magazine

After three years as the College’s director of college communications, Laynee was promoted to special assistant to the president/director of strategic planning, where her years of leadership experience in three organizations proved helpful in leading the institution in comprehensive planning for the future. In July 2015, she was promoted to her current position to assume greater responsibility for leading the College and implementing the President's agenda and initiatives.

Laynee has a variety of experience from previous leadership roles in both public and private, profit and non-profit sectors. She served as a speech/language pathologist for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) for 20 years, receiving recognition as "Teacher of the Year" twice, at both Holland and Tallwood Elementary Schools. Years of dedicated service and positive interactions with students, parents and co-workers led her to administrative appointments with VBCPS, the second largest school system in Virginia, first as the division's Partnership Coordinator and subsequently as the Director of Community Relations, where she was named "Administrator or the Year" by the Virginia Beach Association of Educational Office Professionals (2002-03) and the Virginia Association of Educational Office Professionals (2004).  After 30 years of service, Laynee retired from VBCPS to accept an appointment with Landmark Communications as Organizational Development Manager for the Corporate Human Resources Division in 2006. In that role, she designed and facilitated leadership and training programs for the company's senior leaders.

Laynee, a Pennsylvania native, earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology/Audiology and a Master of Education from the California University of Pennsylvania.


Timlin, Laynee Herron. "Mining for Diamonds in the Rough. . . Students at Risk: Identification and Intervention," A Tapestry of Knowledge, Volume I. Virginia Beach City Public Schools, 1998.

Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Community Relations, Partnership Development,Speech Pathology

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