Concord University Board Of Governors Extends Maximum Contract To President

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 21 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 21, 2016

CONTACT:  Amy Pitzer

Concord University                                                                                                                                                                                         

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ATHENS, W.Va.  –  The Concord University Board of Governors unanimously voted to extend the contract of President Kendra Boggess for an additional five years at their meeting on October 18.    This action extends Boggess’ employment through 2021.    This is the maximum contract allowable by current law and is subject to approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. 


“President Boggess has done an incredible job leading the University through an unprecedented period of state budget cuts.  She is not afraid to make the hard decisions necessary and then see those decisions implemented,” said Board of Governors’ Chairman Elliot Hicks.  “We are pleased with the direction and vision she has for Concord University.  We are asking Dr. Boggess and her administration to address the financial and structural issues as difficult as any that have faced West Virginia colleges in decades.  Our extending her contract speaks to the confidence we have in her work.”


Boggess remarked, “I appreciate and I am honored by the Board of Governors’ unwavering support during this transformative time at the University.  I look forward to continuing to work together with the Board and our faculty and staff to do all we can to move Concord University forward in a positive way and to continue to respond to the educational needs of the region we serve.”