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Board of Governors

Mr. Gregory Allen
Vice Chair

Partner: Disciplined Advisors Group
Scottsdale, AZ
Republican
Appointed: August 02, 2012

greg@whitechili.com

Mr. Elliot Hicks
Chair

President & Owner: Ellerbee Environmental + Technical
Charleston, WV
Democrat
Appointed: September 23, 2009
Reappointed:  August 14, 2013

ehicks@ellerbeewv.com

Mr. David Barnette

Member: Jackson Kelly PLLC
Charleston, WV
Republican
Appointed: October 18, 2011

dbarnette@jacksonkelly.com

Mr. Gary Hylton

Purchasing Coordinator at Concord University
Classified Staff Representative
Elected: July 01, 2013

ghylton@concord.edu

Mr. Frank Blackwell

Superintendent: Wyoming County Schools
Mullens, WV
Democrat
Appointed: February 06, 2008
Reappointed: August 14, 2013

fblackwe@access.k12.wv.us

Mr. Steven Collins

Regional Territory Manager: eLab Testing Solutions
Princeton, WV
Democrat
Appointed: September 23, 2009
Reappointed: August 14, 2013

tristatelabsales@hotmail.com

Mr. William McKee, Jr.

Member: Arnett, Foster and Toothman, PLLC
Charleston, WV
Republican
Appointed: August 14, 2013

bill.mckee@afnetwork.com

General Robert “Doc” Foglesong

President & Chief Executive Officer:  Appalachian Leadership Education Foundation
Powell, Wyoming
Republican
Appointed: September 04, 2009
Reappointed: August 14, 2013

nineg@sbcglobal.net
 

Mr. Brace Mullett
Secretary

General Counsel: City Holding Company
Cross Lanes, WV
Republican
Appointed: December 28, 2008
Reappointed: October 18, 2011

Brace.mullett@cityholding.com

Dr. Michelle Gompf

Associate Professor of English at Concord University
Faculty Representative
Elected: November 2013

mgompf@concord.edu

Mrs. M. Susan Rogers

Hinton, WV
Democrat
Appointed: January 14, 2011
Reappointed: September 06, 2011

rtrmsr@suddenlink.net

Board membership guidelines & terms are established by the WV Legislature.
They are as follows:

WV Code, Chapter 18B, Article 2A States:

Board Membership:

  1. A fulltime member of the Faculty with the rank of instructor or above duly elected by the Faculty.
  2. A Member of the Student Body in good academic standing, enrolled for college credit work and duly elected by the Student Body.
  3. A member of the Classified Employees duly elected by the Classified Employees.
  4. Nine Lay Members appointed by the Governor, of which no more than five may be from the same political party and at least five must be residents of the state.

Terms:

  1. The Student Member serves for a term of one year. Each term begins July 1.
  2. The Faculty Member serves for a term of two years. Each term begins July 1. Faculty Members are eligible to succeed themselves for three additional terms, not to exceed a total of eight years.
  3. The Classified Member serves a term of two years. Each term begins July 1. Classified Members are eligible to succeed themselves for three additional terms, not to exceed a total of eight consecutive years.
  4. The Appointed Lay Members serve terms of four years each and are eligible to succeed themselves for no more than one additional term, except when they are appointed to fill unexpired terms. When Lay Members are appointed to fill unexpired terms, they are eligible to succeed themselves for two full terms after completing the unexpired term.

*Additional information may be found at: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/. WV Code, Chapter 18B, Article 2A.

 

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