Independent News of Liberty University
libertyLiberty University Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has announced the hiring of Nikki Parsley as the Lady Flames’ new head field hockey coach.
Parsley joined Liberty’s staff as an assistant coach on May 1 in time for Liberty’s first season as a part of the BIG EAST Conference. Parsley becomes the second head coach in the history of the program, taking over for program founder Jodi Murphy, who left in December.
Liberty University is eyeing a big project that could advance its goals of becoming a major research university, while transforming a business park in Bedford County.
School leaders are exploring the possibility of buying The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) and moving LU’s School of Engineering to property, which is located inside the New London Business and Technology Center along Route 460.
The plan is preliminary. Details regarding the project became public Tuesday, when Liberty University and leaders of the CAER presented their ideas to the Virginia Tobacco Commission. School leaders need the tobacco commission’s blessing, because that organization funded the original construction of the CAER.
The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has opened a Title IX investigation at Liberty University that the school says is related to an off-campus sex assault allegation against an employee.
Dorie Nolt, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, said Friday the investigation was opened Nov. 28 “based on a complaint about issues related to sexual harassment and sexual violence.” She declined further comment.
The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has approved a gun range proposed by Liberty University.
The board members voted 6-0 to approve the gun range. One member abstained from the vote.