Members of Averett University’s board of trustees, students and Danville city officials gathered in front of the campus’ main hall Thursday to celebrate Tiffany Franks’ 10-year anniversary as the university’s president. The ceremony surprised Franks, who speakers characterized as modest and not attention-seeking. She was presented a bouquet of flowers and an oversized card crammed with student signatures. Franks is the first woman president of the university.

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