First Full Time Employee for UVA's Lesbian and Gay Center

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

November 14, 2005

The University of Virginia has hired it's first full time employee for the Lesbian and Gay Center.

Joy Pugh has been named Program Coordinator for UVA's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. The center offers services and education for all students. Until last year, it was directed by graduate students, which limiting operation to roughly 20 hours a week.

This marks the center's first full time employee since it started in 2001.

"I'm really happy with this position," said LGBT Resource Coordinator, Joy Pugh. "I'm happy that UVA is moving forward with their center in wanting to make it a part of the institution, have these services for students, and I'm just glad that I can be a part of it."

Pugh just finished her masters at James Madison University. UVA is just one of two schools in Virginia to offer this type of resource center for students.

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