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West Liberty Committee Names 2 Finalists for President's Job

West Liberty University

A search committee has named two higher education officials from Kentucky and Georgia as the finalists for the president’s job at West Liberty University.

The West Liberty University Presidential Search Committee says it recommended Ron Dempsey and Stephen Greiner to the school’s Board of Governors on Wednesday.

Dempsey is vice president for university advancement at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. Greiner is president and CEO of Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky.

Denpsey and Greiner will meet on Oct. 29 with the Board of Governors and West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor Paul Hill. A final selection is expected following these interviews.

Former West Liberty president Robin Capehart resigned in March amid allegations of ethics violations, which he later settled.