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Board of Governors

Gregory M. Allen
Vice Chair
Partner
Disciplined Advisors Group
Scottsdale, AZ
Republican
Appointed: August 02, 2012
greg@whitechili.com
David A. Barnette
Member
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Charleston
Republican
Appointed: October 18, 2011
dbarnette@jacksonkelly.com
Frank L. Blackwell
Superintendent
Wyoming County Schools
Mullens
Democrat
Appointed: February 6, 2008
Reappointed: August 14, 2013
fblackwe@access.k12.wv.us
Cody Boone
Student Representative
Elected: July 01, 2013
boonec07@mycu.concord.edu
Steven Collins
Regional territory manager, eLab testing solutions
Princeton
Democrat
Appointed: September 23, 2009
Reappointed: August 14, 2013
tristatelabsales@hotmail.com
Robert "Doc" Foglesong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Appalachian Leadership Education Foundation
Appointed: September 4, 2009
Reappointed: August 14, 2013
Powell, Wyoming
nineg@sbcglobal.net
Elliot Hicks
Chair
President & Owner
Ellerbee Environmental + Technical
Charleston
Democrat
Appointed: September 23, 2009
Reappointed: August 14, 2013
ehicks@ellerbeewv.com
Gary Hylton
Classified Representative
Purchasing Coordinator
Concord University
Elected: July 01, 2013
ghylton@concord.edu
Michelle Gompf
Faculty Representative
Elected: November 2013
Associate Professor of English​
mgompf@concord.edu
William McKee Jr.
Member
Arnett, Foster and Toothman, PLLC
Charleston
Republican
Appointed: August 14, 2013
bill.mckee@afnetwork.com
Brace Mullett
Secretary
General Counsel
City Holding Company
Cross Lanes, WV
Republican
Appointed: December 28, 2008
Reappointed: October 18, 2011
brace.mullet@cityholding.com
M. Susan Rogers
Hinton
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.

Last updated on Jun 4, 2014. Originally created on Sep 16, 2008. Report incorrect information.