W. Franklin Evans

Final Four West Liberty Presidential Candidates To Visit Campus In Coming Weeks

West Liberty University announced its four final presidential candidates. They are expected to visit the university over the next few weeks for campus tours and interviews with faculty, staff and students. The university has been searching for a new president ever since the BOG voted last year not to extend the contract for former President W. Franklin Evans.

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West Liberty Faculty Survey Questions President's Integrity; President Calls It Inadequate

Recently, a survey of West Liberty University’s faculty was conducted, gauging their level of support for Evans since he was censured last year by the board of governors. More than 80 percent of respondents to that survey disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement, “I am confident in the integrity of President Evans.” Evans has said he thinks the survey was unfair and that race plays a major role in his continued criticism. Evans is the university’s first Black president.

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