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11:26 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Gee Appointed West Virginia University Permanent President

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E. Gordon Gee was named West Virginia University’s permanent president Monday. It's the third time he’s been asked to lead the state’s land-grant, flagship research University.

Gee, 70, first served as president from 1981-1985 – hired when he was just 36. He  returned in January of this year for a term to replace the departing Jim Clements, and was asked by the WVU Board of Governors today to serve as the University’s permanent 24th president—pending a special meeting of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and its approval.

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Higher Education
8:08 am
Mon March 3, 2014

WVU Board to Consider Panel's Endorsement of Gee

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West Virginia University's Board of Governors is holding an emergency meeting to consider a search committee's endorsement of interim President E. Gordon Gee for the job permanently.

The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday in the President's Conference Room at Stewart Hall on WVU's Morgantown campus.
 

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Higher Education
5:11 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

WVU Board Wants to Keep Gee As Permanent President

Credit West Virginia University

During an emergency meeting of the West Virginia University presidential search committee Friday, a motion was introduced by staff representative Dixie Martinelli, to take all necessary steps to retain the University’s current president, E. Gordon Gee, as the permanent president.

The motion, which asks the WVU Board of Governors to amend the search procedures and rescind a motion which stated the interim president would not be a candidate for the permanent post, was endorsed by the 20-person committee.

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Higher Education
11:36 am
Mon February 24, 2014

WVU Gathers Presidential Candidates for To-Be-Named Search Firm

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More than two dozen potential candidates' names have been submitted to West Virginia University's presidential search committee.
 
Board of Governors chairman James W. Dailey II says the committee will turn the names over to a search firm. A search firm hasn't yet been hired.
 

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Higher Education
4:49 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

WVU Board Names 20 Person Presidential Search Panel

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West Virginia University's Board of Governors has approved a 20-member committee to search for the university's next president.

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Higher Education
2:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

WVU Board Makes Recommendation for Interim President, Doesn't Announce Name

Credit West Virginia University

West Virginia University's Board of Governors has recommended the hiring of an interim president.
 
     Without announcing a name, the board forwarded its recommendation for Jim Clements' temporary replacement to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission meets Friday in South Charleston.
 
     WVU Board chairman James Dailey says the board is "thrilled" with its selection.
 
     The WVU board also set a goal of having a permanent president in place by next fall.
 

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