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Adler University Welcomes Kyra Lobbins as Chief of Staff

University News | 05.10.21

Kyra Lobbins will join Adler University in the role of Chief of Staff on May 17. Lobbins brings years of experience in higher education and leadership to the role.  

For the past eight years, she has worked at Clemson University in the Office of the President and in the Athletic Department. She most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff, where she was a member of the President’s Executive Leadership Team and worked with constituents across Clemson University, including the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, donors and prospective donors, faculty, staff, students, and external community stakeholders. 

Lobbins came to the role of Deputy Chief of Staff after serving in the President’s Office as Director of the President’s Leadership Institute and Strategic Initiatives. In these positions, she began Clemson’s nationally-recognized President’s Leadership Institute, now in its fifth year, that supports advancement of faculty and staff. This program has resulted in promotion of 70 percent of participants, and she has participated in other successful initiatives in student recruitment, alumni engagement, fundraising, operations, and strategic planning.  

Prior, Lobbins was Director of Student-Athlete Development and Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development, in which she managed programming, resources, and partnerships to support the personal, leadership, and career development for Clemson’s approximately 400 student-athletes and to promote dynamics, culture, and communication within and across the University’s athletic teams.   

Lobbins completed her baccalaureate in communications (psychology minor) at Tulane University, her master’s in sport administration at Northern Illinois University, and her master’s in business administration, marketing, and communication at University of Akron. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in educational leadership at Clemson University. Her dissertation is examining the advancement of Black women leaders.  

In her role at Adler UniversityLobbins will provide support and counsel to Adler University President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., and other key leaders of the University. She will partner with President Crossman in internal and external communications, operations and administration of the University, institutional advancement, and development of the Board of Trustees.   

Thank you to everyone who participated in the search and interview process. Lobbins was selected after a months-long search process and with input from Adler University students, faculty, and staff from all three campuses. 

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