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Board of Governors

CU Board of Governors Officers

Mr. David Barnette Chair Mr. David Barnette
Chair


Jackson Kelly PLLC

Charleston, WV
Republican

Appointed: 10-18-2011
Reappointed: 09-26-2014
Mr. William McKee Jr. Vice Chair Mr. William McKee Jr.
Vice Chair


Retired Member of Arnett
Carbis Toothman Wealth
Advisors LLC

Penascola, FL
Republican

Appointed: 08-14-2013
Reappointed: 09-08-2016
Dr. Brad Lane, OD 2nd Vice Chair Dr. Brad Lane, OD
2nd Vice Chair


Appalachian Eye Care Optometrist

Princeton, WV
Independent

Appointed: 09-02-2017
Mr. Richard Jarrell Secretary Mr. Richard Jarrell
Secretary


Owner/Operator of
Chick-Fil-A Beckley

Beckley, WV
Republican

Appointed: 03-02-2016
Reappointed: 09-08-2016


CU Board of Governors Members

Mr. Richard Jarrell Secretary Ms. Brittany Keys Anderson

Principal Whitethorn
Elementary School

Athens, WV
Democrat

Appointed: 03-02-2016
Reappointed: 09-08-2016
Dr. Santina St. John

Colonel (R) Chris Selvey

Junior Reserve Officer
Training Program Instructor

Fayetteville, WV
Independent

Appointed: 10-02-2019

Mr. Doug Moore Mr. Doug Moore

Classified Staff Representative

Elected: April 04, 2017
Reelected: 04-18-2019
Dr. Santina St. John Dr. Santina St. John

Retired Educator

Princeton, WV
Independent

Appointed: 03-02-2018
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Mrs. Terri Muscari

Retired Educator

Pineville, WV Democrat

Appointed: 10-02-2019

Mr. Nelson Spencer Mr. Nelson Spencer

Retired Educator

Princeton, WV
Republican

Appointed: 11-05-2018
Cory-Williams.jpg Mr. Colton Ramsey

SGA Representative

Elected: 04-10-2019
Cory-Williams.jpg Dr. Cory Williams

Faculty Representative

Elected: 04-25-2019


Board membership guidelines & terms are established by the WV Legislature.*

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

Board Membership:

  • A fulltime member of the Faculty with the rank of instructor or above duly elected by the Faculty.
  • A Member of the Student Body in good academic standing, enrolled for college credit work and duly elected by the Student Body.
  • A member of the Classified Employees duly elected by the Classified Employees.
  • 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:

  • The Student Member serves for a term of one year. Each term begins July 1.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.