Concord University Board of Governors to Meet Tuesday, April 8

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 01 2008

CONTACT: Sharon Manzo, Assistant to the President
1-304-384-5224,, > Administration/Staff > Board of Governors

Concord University Board of Governors to Meet Tuesday, April 8

Athens, W.Va. - Concord University Board of Governors Chair, Mr. J. Franklin “Joe” Long, announces that the Board of Governors will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. in the Concord Room (Room 201), Marsh Hall, Concord University.

An agenda will be available upon request five days prior to the meeting date.

Minutes and information about board meetings may be accessed on the University’s web site, log on to > Administration/Staff > Board of Governors.

For more information, contact Ms. Sharon Manzo, assistant to the president, 1-304-384-5224 or


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

In general, the intent of Senate Bill 653 and 703 is to diversify and expand the economy of the state, increase the competitiveness of the state’s workforce and the availability of professional expertise by increasing the number of college degrees produced to the level of the national average and significantly improve the level of adult functional literacy.

Effective July 1, 2001, an institutional board of governors was established as required by SB 653 and 703. The board of governors powers and duties generally include: determining controlling supervisions and managing the financial, business and education policies and affairs of Concord, developing a master plan, demonstrating how the master plan will be used, developing goals and missions, and other items as directed by the legislation.

The board of governors is comprised of 12 people including: nine members appointed by the governor, a full-time member of the faculty, a member of the student body and a member of Concord’s classified employees.

Members of Concord’s governing board are: Wilma Anderson, Hinton, W.Va.; Lane Bailey, vice chair, Washington, D.C.; Frank Blackwell, Mullens, W.Va.; Hugh Campbell, faculty representative; J. Franklin “Joe” Long, board chair, Bluefield, W.Va.; Wayne Meisel, Princeton, N.J.; John M. Mendez, Princeton, W.Va.; Amy Pitzer, classified staff representative; Travis Prince, student representative; R. T. “Ted” Rogers, Hinton, W.Va.; and Margaret Sayre, secretary, Beckley, W.Va. There is currently one vacancy on the board.