May 3, 2013 (Chattanooga) - Kym Chavez was named the new Dean of Faculty for the Chattanooga and Atlanta campuses.

Chavez received her Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and her Master of Business Administration from Mary Hardin-Baylor. She served as a Battery Commander and Battle Captain in the U.S. Army as well as leading the III Mobile Corps' Volunteer Adopt-A-School Program at Fort Hood, Texas before leaving to start a training consulting company. For the past 15 years, she worked as a Performance Improvement and Organizational Development Expert designing leadership development and assessment programs for manufacturing, government, insurance and customer service companies internationally.

More recently, she was appointed the Director of Training for the Volkswagen Academy where she and her team trained over 4,000 team members, managers and executives for the launch of the Passat manufacturing plant in Chattanooga. She has been married to her husband, Jose for 23 years and has two sons, Amador and Zavier.




Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America's 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts - music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.