Caperton To Keynote Concord University Scholarship Fund-Raiser

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 27 2011

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


W. Gaston Caperton III

ATHENS, W.Va. - College Board President and former West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming Concord University Foundation Charleston Dinner. The scholarship fund-raiser is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Caperton served as governor of West Virginia from 1989 to 1997. He was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and executive director of Columbia University’s Institute on Education & Government at Teachers College.

In recognition for his lifetime of leadership on education issues, Caperton has received numerous awards and 10 honorary degrees. Concord University honored him with the Doctor of Humanitarian Service, honoris causa in 2007.

Caperton was appointed to his current position in 1999. Under his leadership, the College Board has grown to become a leading advocacy organization dedicated to excellence and equity in education.

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association founded in 1900 and made up of more than 5,700 educational institutions. Each year, the organization helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. In addition, the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

To purchase tickets for the dinner contact Kerri Zaferatos, Concord University Foundation executive director, at or 304-384-6056. Individual seating, tables and sponsorships of the event are available.