Vivian Crane Joins Concord Board of Advisors

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 07 2000

Vivian Crane Joins Concord Board of Advisors

Athens, W.Va. - Dr. Vivian F. Crane of Rupert has joined the Concord College Board of Advisors as a lay member. Crane was recommended by Concord President Jerry Beasley to the State College System Board of Directors (SCSBOD). The SCSBOD approves all appointments for the College’s Board of Advisors.

Crane is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of Rupert High School in Greenbrier County. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Concord College with teaching fields in mathematics and physical education. Dr. Crane received a master’s in mathematics education and a doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Virginia. Dr. Crane was named a National Science Foundation Fellow and a General Electric Fellow. She has had additional studies at both Purdue University and West Virginia University.

Crane has served as a teacher in public schools in both Virginia and West Virginia. She has served as: a public school principal, coordinator of the Greenbrier Valley Extension Center of WVU, dean of the Greenbrier Community College Center of Bluefield State College, part-time instructor for WVU’s graduate education program, and as an educator and consultant in the nursing department of the Appalachian Regional Hospital in Beckley.

Dr. Crane is very involved in numerous community activities. She is active on local, district and conference levels of the United Methodist Church. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross, a member of the state disaster services committee, and is a national disaster services responder where she serves as coordinator in damage assessment. She is also an instructor in disaster courses on basic and intermediate levels. She has served on the Concord College Alumni Association Executive Council and was president from 1992-1995. She was the recipient of Concord’s Golden Alumnus Award in 1994 and the Linda Fink Service Award in 1998.


Concord College Notes: The Board of Advisors (BOA) was created in 1981 by an act of the West Virginia legislature. The board’s legislated duties include reviewing all proposals of the College in the areas of mission, academic programs, budget, capital facilities, all campus-wide personnel policies and such matters as requested by the president of the institution or its governing boards or otherwise assigned to it by law. By law, the BOA consists of seven lay members, each serving four-year terms, plus four members representing constituencies within the College. The members should have a sincere interest in and concern for the welfare of that institution and be representative of its population and fields of study. The BOA membership includes at least two alumni of the institution.

Digital photo of Dr. Vivian Crane