Lelia Fry joined the Bluefield College community in 2016, bringing over 15 years of insight gained from working with students of all ages. Her background in higher education includes experience in academic advising and coaching, teaching, student support, and residence and student life. Lelia earned a B.A. in Geography, History, and Philosophy from Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, and a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies through Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto in Canada.
A native of Princeton (WV), Lelia spent several years away from the area pursuing her education and making friends from all over the world. These experiences ignited a passion for engaging and learning from other cultures and disciplines. She returned to the area in 2015 to spend more time with her family and pets. She is a proud aunt, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and dog-lover. Lelia is also an active member of First United Methodist Church in Princeton and an oboist in the East River Mountain Town Band of Bluefield (WV).