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Marshall Selects Next President, Continues with Hiring Process

Marshall University

Marshall University’s Board of Governors has selected the university’s next president.

The board approved the new president after meeting in executive session Monday. Three finalists visited the Huntington campus last week.

Marshall Board of Governors Chairman Michael G. Sellards said the name won’t be revealed till the candidate is approved and officially hired. 

“Of course it has to be approved by the higher education policy commission,” Sellards said. “We will notify the successful candidate and then there are contractual issues that have to be discussed. One those issues are settled and the HEPC issue is resolved we would have a full public announcement and introduce the candidate to the public.”

 The candidates were Mississippi State University provost and executive vice president Jerome Gilbert; Oregon Institute of Technology President Christopher Maples; and University of Southern Mississippi marine science professor Denis Wiesenburg.

Gary White has served as Marshall’s interim president since last December following the death of President Stephen Kopp. The board hopes to announce the name within the next week.