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The Board of Governors of West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVUP) seeks confidential expressions of interest and nominations for the next President of the college. The next President will be a visionary, politically astute, and collaborative leader, with a desire to make a long-term commitment to the college and the communities it serves.


WVUP was founded in 1961 as a branch of West Virginia University. Today WVUP is an autonomous institution with its own governing board. The nonresidential college enrolls approximately 2,500 full and part-time students, who may choose from more than 50 instructional programs that include professional certificates and degree programs at the associate and baccalaureate level. The college has the following academic divisions: Education; Business Accounting & Public Services; Humanities, Fine Arts & Social Sciences; Nursing & Health Sciences; and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).


WVUP offers programs at its main campus in Parkersburg, at its Jackson County Center in Ripley and online. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, WVUP is known and respected for its commitment to student success, faculty involvement in student learning, Career Ladder program, innovation, fiscal stability, responsiveness to community needs, economic development and affordable tuition.


Applications are due by March 12, 2018. Candidates should carefully review the Executive Search Profile to understand the unique opportunities and qualifications for this position. To ensure full consideration, you will be required to submit: 1) a current resume or CV; 2) a cover letter addressing the position; and 3) the contact information for three professional references. Please scroll up and click on the Apply Now button to securely submit your application, or at the email listed below. 


All communications may be directed in confidence to: Mr. Jesse Thompson, Senior Consultant & Director of Community College Searches, at (617) 901-4880, or Dr. John Hutchinson, Senior Consultant, at (217) 737-0757, or to


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