Presidential Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mar 25 2014

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304)384-6312, news@concord.edu
www.concord.edu

FINALISTS FOR CONCORD UNIVERSITY’S 12TH PRESIDENT
SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH CONSTITUENT GROUPS

ATHENS, W.Va. - Campus visits and meetings with constituent groups have been scheduled for the three candidates for the position of Concord University’s 12th President. The three candidates are Dr. Kendra Boggess, current interim president of Concord; Dr. Steve Condon, president of Laurel University in High Point, N.C.; and, Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Va. During its meeting on March 12, the Concord University Board of Governors approved these three individuals as the finalists for the position.

Dr. Boggess will meet with various constituent groups on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Alumni and members of the community are invited to meet with Dr. Boggess from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the John and Lucia Pais Family Fellowship Hall at University Point on the Athens campus. Dr. Boggess holds an associate degree from St. Petersburg Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in vocational technical education from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in business education with a cognate in business management from Virginia Tech.

Dr. Estepp will be on campus on Thursday, April 3, meeting with constituent groups. Alumni and members of the community are invited to meet with Dr. Estepp from 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall at University Point. Dr. Estepp holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts education from Berea College, a master’s degree in industrial arts education from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in practical arts – concentration in higher education leadership – from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Condon will meet with constituent groups on Friday, April 11, 2014. Alumni and members of the community are invited to meet with Dr. Condon from 4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall at University Point. Dr. Condon received a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston State College, a master’s degree in education from Florida State University, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Mississippi. He has also done post-doctoral work at Harvard University.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mar 12 2014

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304)384-6312, news@concord.edu
www.concord.edu

CONCORD UNIVERSITY BOARD OF GOVERNORS ACTS ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) convened a special meeting today (March 12) in Athens to hear recommendations of the Presidential Search Committee. Following an executive session, the board approved a motion to bring two applicants for the position of Concord’s 12th president to campus to meet with constituent groups. The board also approved a motion that the University’s current interim president, Dr. Kendra Boggess, be among the candidates for the position of president of Concord.

The applicants are Dr. J. Mark Estepp, current president of Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Va., and Dr. Steve Condon, president of Laurel University in High Point, N.C.

Board of Governors Chair Mr. Elliot Hicks said that the University will schedule interviews between each of the three candidates and the University’s constituent groups.

“We will schedule on-campus interviews with the constituency groups for a time in the very near future and these will be publicly announced so that everyone will have the fullest opportunity to participate in those meetings and interviews,” he said.

Dr. Estepp holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts education from Berea College, a master’s degree in industrial arts education from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in practical arts – concentration in higher education leadership – from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Condon received a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston State College, a master’s degree in education from Florida State University, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Mississippi. He has also done post doctoral work at Harvard University.

Dr. Boggess holds an associate degree from St. Petersburg Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in vocational technical education from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in business education with a cognate in business management from Virginia Tech.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dec 9 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304)384-6312, news@concord.edu

CONCORD UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR NEXT PRESIDENT

ATHENS, W.Va. – The Presidential Search Committee at Concord University has officially launched the search for the University’s 12th President.

The search committee recently approved a job advertisement based upon the desired qualities and characteristics approved by the Concord University Board of Governors. This job advertisement has been placed in higher education publications and recruiting websites such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, HigherEdJobs.com, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Inside Higher Ed.

The advertisement has also been loaded into Concord’s talent management and applicant tracking system at https://jobs.concord.edu. The job posting appears at https://jobs.concord.edu/postings/922.

A Presidential Search web page will soon be available on Concord’s website to assist candidates in learning about Concord and the job opportunity. The search committee is also committed to updating the candidates and the University’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors on the search committee’s progress during the presidential search.

The search committee will accept applications and nominations through Jan. 15, 2014. At that time, the committee will begin reviewing applications. It is anticipated that candidates will be selected and initial interviews with the search committee will take place in February of 2014. Additional interviews and a public forum will be held with the finalists between mid-March and early April 2014. After receiving recommendations from the search committee, the Concord University Board of Governors will select the new President and seek approval of that person with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Dr. Gregory Aloia, who served as Concord’s 10th President from 2008-2013, resigned from the position in the spring of 2013 to accept the position of President of the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. Dr. Kendra Boggess, former Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Business, is currently serving as Interim President of Concord University.

The Presidential Search Committee met on Nov. 18, 2013 and elected Charleston, W.Va., attorney and Concord alumnus, Mr. David Barnette, as the chair. Barnette is a member of Concord University’s Board of Governors (BOG) and is joined on the search committee by fellow BOG members Brace Mullett, Susan Rogers, and Robert “Doc” Foglesong. Also serving on the search committee is Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Additional committee members include: Jessica Cook, representing Concord University alumni; Margaret Sayre, representing the Concord University Foundation; Dr. Susan Williams, representing Concord’s faculty; Amy Pitzer, representing Concord’s classified staff; and, Luke Stevens, representing Concord’s students.

 

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