FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Fairmont State University expects to have a new president in place January 1, 2018.
According to Dixie Yann, the chair of the FSU Board of Governors, a search committee will be named Thursday, April 20.
The committee is expected to hire a search firm to assist in hiring an interim president by July 1, 2017 and continue to find a permanent replacement for the retiring Dr. Maria Rose.
The university’s BOG had narrowed a previous search to three candidates.
Two professors filed a suit over the search process claiming it violated Open Meeting Act requirements.
An expanded search was sparked following the lawsuits.
Rose will retire July 1, 2017.