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WVU Governors Take First Steps In Search For New University President

Gordon Gee stands with his hand on the side of a wooden lectern. He wears a black suit with a white shirt, dark purple bowtie and glasses. A microphone just into the center of frame in front of his face
West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee delivers the State of the University address on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at the Erickson Alumni Center, in Morgantown
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The West Virginia University Board of Governors is seeking public comment on the rules that will guide the selection, employment, and evaluation of the university’s next president. At a special meeting Monday, the board announced the public comment period will continue through April 18.

Current President E. Gordon Gee’s contract ends June 30, 2025 after 11 years in the position. Gee was named interim president in December 2013, and he previously served as WVU’s president in the 1980s. He has also served as the president of four other universities across the country throughout his career.

The university has also released a Request for Procurement proposal to engage a national search firm to assist in the hiring of a new president.

The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for April 12.