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West Virginia Higher Ed Panel to Pick New Interim Leader

Higher Education Policy Commission

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is planning to pick a new interim leader by late next month due to the current interim chancellor’s plans to resign.

Media outlets report that the commission’s board voted Friday to accept the resignation of interim chancellor Carolyn Long effective May 15. The board met in a closed session before the vote.

Long said she expects to be re-appointed as president of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Commission Chairman Michael Farrell said the panel is accepting applications for the interim leadership post through April 10. Farrell said the board plans to hire the new interim chancellor on April 26.

Long was named interim chancellor in July, shortly after Gov. Jim Justice formed his Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education.