Governance and Administration

In this section:

Governor of West Virginia

  • Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor

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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

  • Paul L. Hill, Chancellor, Charleston
  • Bruce Berry, Chair, Morgantown
  • Jenny Allen, Vice Chair, Shepherdstown 
  • Kathy G. Eddy, Secretary, Parkersburg
  • Michael J. Farrell, Huntington
  • Kay H. Goodwin, Ex-Officio, Cabinet Secretary, Department of Education and the Arts, Charleston
  • John Leon, Fairmont
  • Michael J. Martirano, Ex-Officio, State Superintendent of Schools
  • Andrew A. "Drew" Payne III, Charleston
  • Clarence Pennington, Ex-Officio, Chair, WV Council for Community and Technical College Education, Martinsburg

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West Virginia University Board of Governors

  • Thomas V. Flaherty, Chair, Charleston
  • William D. Wilmoth, Vice Chair, Wheeling
  • Diane Lewis, Secretary, Morgantown
  • David B. Alvarez, Bridgeport
  • Gregory Babe, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Ellen S. Cappellanti, Charleston
  • James W. Dailey II, Martinsburg
  • Robert K. Griffith, Faculty Representative, Morgantown
  • J. Thomas Jones, Morgantown
  • Raymond J. Lane, Menlo Park, CA
  • Dixie Martinelli, Classified Staff Representative, Morgantown
  • Julie Merow, Student Representative, Morgantown
  • William O. Nutting, Wheeling
  • Edward L. Robinson, Charleston 
  • J. Robert "JR" Rogers, Hurricane
  • Richard Turton, Faculty Representative, Morgantown
  • Kimberly Weaver, Baltimore, MD

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state's four-year colleges and universities.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color, or national origin in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to admission or employment. Further, faculty, staff, students, and applicants are protected from retaliation for filing complaints or assisting in an investigation under the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan. Inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policy may be sent to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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West Virginia University Administration

  • E. Gordon Gee, President
  • Joyce McConnell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

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  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Eugene V. Cilento
  • College of Business and Economics, Javier Reyes
  • College of Creative Arts, Paul K. Kreider
  • College of Education and Human Services, Gypsy Denzine
  • College of Law, Gregory W. Bowman
  • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Dana D. Brooks
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, Daniel J. Robison 
  • Dean of Students, G. Corey Farris
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Gregory Dunaway
  • Honors College, Kenneth P. Blemings
  • Reed College of Media, Maryanne Reed
  • School of Dentistry, Tom Borgia
  • School of Medicine, Clay Marsh
  • School of Nursing, Tara Hulsey
  • School of Pharmacy, Mary K. Stamatakis (Interim)
  • School of Public Health, Gregory A. Hand
  • University Libraries, Jon Cawthorne

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