IALR names EVP of operations
John H. Hughes IV comes from Lynchburg
Lynchburg’s assistant city manager, John Hughes IV, has been named executive vice president of operations at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, the institute announced Monday.
Hughes started in his new role Thursday. He reports directly to IALR President Telly Tucker and serves as the institute’s chief business and operations officer.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Hughes to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research team,” Tucker said in a statement. “As we continue to position Southern Virginia as a destination where all can live and thrive, I am confident Dr. Hughes’ leadership background, operations experience and creative approach to community building will help us ensure the exceptional quality and operational excellence our communities and employees deserve.”
A Lynchburg native, Hughes earned his doctorate in education and MBA from the University of Lynchburg, where he also received two bachelor’s degrees. As assistant city manager, he supervised several departments, including human services, the Lynchburg Public Library and Department of Parks and Recreation. Hughes previously worked as a foster care social worker and senior family services specialist before spending nearly a decade as the children’s services act coordinator for the city of Lynchburg.