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HEPC Gives Final Approval to Three Presidents


The Higher Education Policy Commission approve presidents at three state universities Friday.

The West Virginia Higher Education policy Commission voted unanimously to grant final approval of three presidential selections. Jerome Gilbert at Marshall University, Mary Hendrix at Shepherd University and Stephen Greiner at West Liberty University.

HEPC Chancellor Paul Hill said it’s uncommon to have three new presidents coming in at the same time, but he feels the universities made good choices.

In approving the appointments, the Commission granted Hill the authority to approve final contracts for the new presidents.

Also during the meeting, the Commission welcomed new member Andrew Payne, who was appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.