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Concord University President Kendra Boggess Receives Excellent Review During BOG Evaluation

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

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ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University President Kendra Boggess has received high marks during an annual evaluation by the Concord University Board of Governors (BOG). The BOG is obligated to provide the University’s President with a review each year.

Dr. Boggess is Concord University’s 12th President. She officially began her duties in the Office of the President on July 1, 2014. Prior to that time, she served as Interim President of Concord University (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014).

“The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Boggess received an excellent review from the Board,” BOG Chairperson Elliot Hicks said in his evaluation report.

“Dr. Boggess assumed the presidency of Concord University at a very challenging time,” Mr. Hicks noted. He cited budget cuts for West Virginia’s colleges and universities, a low college-going rate in the state and especially in southern West Virginia, high unemployment and a slow economy as issues currently facing the state’s institutions of higher learning.

Mr. Hicks says the BOG commends Dr. Boggess for her efforts to “grow enrollment, develop and nurture relationships with alumni and friends, and to develop financial stability that would allow the University to weather uncertain times.”

In the area of improvements to Concord’s physical plant, Mr. Hicks states the BOG is “satisfied with her efforts to prioritize a response to those needs and develop ways to finance such improvements.”

Mr. Hicks said that Dr. Boggess and Concord’s faculty are studying the curriculum “to determine the areas of interest for the current and future students of the University.”

“Dr. Boggess has a long history of commitment to the University,” Mr. Hicks said. “The versatility of her service to the University as a teacher, a division head, and a Dean is quite impressive.  The Board selected Dr. Boggess because she knows the University well, she knows the students and the community Concord serves very well, and we had faith that she would remain committed to the University long enough to develop strategies the University needs during challenging times.”


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