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CU alumna/special assistant to president Ginny Flanagan to give Heritage Day Address March 21

March 5, 2018
For Immediate Release

Ginny Flanagan
Ginny Flanagan

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Ginny Flanagan, special assistant to the president at Campbellsville University who is a 1965 alumna of Campbellsville College, will be the guest speaker at Campbellsville University’s annual Heritage Day chapel Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.

The public is invited to join Campbellsville University students, faculty, staff and coaches for the event, which highlights the history and legacy of Campbellsville College/University.

Flanagan and her husband, the Rev. Dan Flanagan, former vice president for religious life and counseling at Campbellsville, who is also a 1965 graduate, have “long been a part of the CU family, and they have lived lives of Christian service to CU and the larger community,” according to Dr. Joe Early Jr., associate professor of theology who chairs the university’s history committee.

She has been awarded the Campbellsville University Distinguished Alumnus Award among many others.

Flanagan is the former director of CU’s Technology Training Center, which is now named for her as the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center April 6, 2013.

She worked at Campbellsville University as director of the Technology Training Center (1999-2007), former director of alumni and public relations (1976-88), and director of public relations, publications, the Campbellsville College television station and college communications program (1988-91). She now serves as part-time special assistant to the president of CU, a position she has held since 2009.

She is former director of the Kentucky History Center and former project manager for the Center for Rural Development.

Flanagan graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Science in English in 1965, and received a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Louisville. Flanagan also graduated from Clinton County High School and Lindsey Wilson College.

Dan Flanagan is a member of the Council on Postsecondary Education and former board member of Farm Credit of Mid-America. He is a farmer in Taylor County. They have two sons, Will, a veterinarian in Elizabethtown, Ky., and Matt, pastor of discipleship at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Ky., and four grandchildren.

Chapel is designed to provide opportunities for corporate worship and exposure through a variety of informative speakers and presentations.

All chapels are open to the public free of charge and are televised live on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 23.0) and are streamed live on the internet at

For information about chapel, call the Office of Campus Ministries at (270) 789-5227.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 8,000 students offering over 90 programs of study including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Kentucky cities Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro, Summersville and Liberty, all in Kentucky, and one in Costa Mesa, Calif., and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is