Liberty University names Jerry Prevo as acting president

Prevo replaces Jerry Falwell Jr. who is currently on an indefinite leave of absence.

Jerry Prevo named Liberty University's acting president on Aug. 10. 2020.
Jerry Prevo named Liberty University's acting president on Aug. 10. 2020. (Liberty University)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – We now know who will be leading Liberty University for the time being.

Liberty Board Chairman Dr. Jerry Prevo accepted the appointment by the Executive Committee of the Board to serve as acting president, the university announced on Monday evening.

This decision comes after the university announced Friday that President Jerry Falwell Jr. would be taking an indefinite leave of absence.

Falwell Jr.‘s leave of absence comes just days after he posted, then deleted a photo of himself and a woman both in unzipped pants. The photo has since gone viral.

Jerry Falwell Jr. addresses deleted unzipped pants Instagram photo with WLNI
Jerry Falwell Jr. addresses deleted unzipped pants Instagram photo with WLNI

The caption on the now-deleted post reads, “More vacation shots. Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht. I promise that’s just black water in my glass. It was a prop only.”

The decision to appoint Prevo was made unanimously at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

“I want to thank my fellow board members for having confidence that I could be entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the Acting President during this time of Jerry Falwell, Jr’s indefinite leave of absence,” said Prevo.


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