Welch College has named Whitney Lute as Women’s Resident Director, according to Dr. Jon Forlines, vice president for Student Services.

“We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Lute will be serving in this role,” Forlines said. “We believe she will continue the excellent job done by Rebekah Talbot, who served as Women’s Resident Director for the past two years.”

Lute, a 2018 Welch psychology graduate, finished top in her class. While at Welch, she served as a student resident assistant for two years. She has served as a child services case worker as well as a probate court clerk in Ohio since graduation. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Counseling from Marshall University. Her husband, Jacob, was president of the Welch student body his last two years before graduating with his degree in music performance. He is currently studying in Welch College’s Master of Arts program in Theology and Ministry.

“Our young ladies in the dorm have been blessed with extraordinary dorm moms who have led them to a closer walk with the Lord,” said Susan Forlines, Dean of Women. “As a student leader, Mrs. Lute was a team player who displayed a servant’s heart and a love for others. We expect her godly influence to continue the work of her predecessors—mentoring and serving the dorm women of Welch. We welcome her back to the Student Services team.”

Lute will begin her duties in July of this year.

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