Committee entering final stages of selecting next HEPC chancellor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The committee responsible for selecting the next West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor will soon begin interviewing the four finalists for the position over the next two weeks.

The candidates are the result of a nationwide search. The search committee consists of institution leaders and members of the Higher Education Policy Commission. State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch serves on the committee as an ex-officio member.

After each candidate is interviewed, two finalists will take part in another round of interviews. The finalists will be announced at that time.

A final candidate will be named June 26 when the commission will hold its next regular meeting.

Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker currently serves as interim chancellor. She’s also the chancellor of the state’s Community and Technical College system. State lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year that allows one person to be chancellor of both systems.

Search committee members include:

Dr. Kendra Boggess
President, Concord University

Robert Brown
Ex-Officio Member, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Chair, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education

Jordyn Bryson
Student, Marshall University

Clayton Burch
Ex-Officio Member, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
State Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Lisa Di Bartolomeo
Professor, West Virginia University

Michael Farrell
Chair, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Diana Lewis Jackson
Secretary, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Dr. Mirta Martin
President, Fairmont State University

Mary Beth Myers
Representative to the Advisory Council of Classified Employees, Shepherd University

Drew Payne
Member, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

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