Candidates line up for WVU top job

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Thirty-one candidates have either been nominated or applied for the open president’s job at West Virginia University.

WVU Board of Governors Chairman Jim Dailey II told fellow members of the BOG Friday the names of the candidates will be turned over to a search firm when that firm is hired.

The deadline to apply for the president’s post was Friday. A 20-member search committee is charged with finding a replacement for former president Jim Clements, who began as president at Clemson University earlier this year.

WVU has apparently not missed a beat though with President Gordon Gee who was chosen to lead the university during the interim. Gee, who previously served as WVU president in the 1980s, said at Friday’s BOG meeting he was very glad he agreed to return to Morgantown.

“I cherish the humility and the pride West Virginians have,” Gee said.

Dailey previously said he hoped to have a new president chosen by this summer.


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