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President Search

It’s a great time to be at WVU Tech. There’s tremendous academic opportunity here, and we’re looking for strong leaders to help us bring it to life.

Who We Are

An old institution in a new home. A small school with big university resources.

WVU Tech

For more than 120 years, we have been building a powerful reputation for academic rigor and for producing graduates with real-world skills. While our faculty enjoy an environment that encourages research and professional development, our primary focus is on classroom instruction and ushering our students into successful careers.

In 2017, we completed a historic transition, moving our entire campus from Montgomery to Beckley, West Virginia. With a new location and new facilities, we have the opportunity to fulfill our mission with renewed purpose.

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The WVU System

WVU Tech is part of the WVU system of campuses, which includes the flagship campus in Morgantown and the Potomac State College campus in Keyser, West Virginia. We're a bachelor degree-granting institution on the WVU Beckley Campus, where we operate alongside WVU programs such as the LaunchLab and Extension Service.

This means our students enjoy a small, close-knit environment with access to the system's vast academic, networking and career-readiness resources.

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Where We Are

Education in the heart of Appalachia


Neville Street BeckleyOur campus in historic Beckley, West Virginia offers students a chance to learn their field and earn their degree in a welcoming, growing community. The city provides opportunities for work-based learning and volunteer activities. Plus, there's a lot to do. Our campus is minutes away from outdoor adventure, fantastic food, shopping, movies and all kinds of community events.

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Southern West Virginia

New RiverOur region is known for its unique geography, scenic beauty and rich Appalachian culture. From our world-class whitewater rafting and outdoor adventures to our local arts, music and food scenes, this is truly a wild and wonderful place to be.

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Who We’re Looking For

West Virginia University invites nominations and applications for the position of Campus President of West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech). WVU Tech is part of the WVU system of campuses. Reporting to Maryanne Reed, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of West Virginia University, the Campus President serves as the chief executive officer for WVU Tech and assumes responsibility and provides overall leadership and direction for all aspects of campus administration, including academic leadership, strategic planning, personnel development and management, and budget development for the campus.

More About the Position

Search Committee Representatives


Paul Kreider, Vice Provost, WVU

Kenny Howell, Athletic Director, WVU Tech


Cortney Barko, Ph.D., Faculty Assembly Chair and Associate Professor of English - College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Kenan Hatipoglu, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences 

J.T. Hird, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics Department - Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences 

Hillary Parcell, MSN, RN - Chairperson and Assistant Professor of Nursing, WVU School of Nursing – Beckley Campus; WVU Tech alumna (2008)

Paul Rakes, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of History, English and Creative Arts - College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences  


Mauro Maminta, President of the Student Government Association; biology student, WVU Tech

Jenefer Luguvi, biology student and student athlete (soccer), WVU Tech

Alumni Association

Mike Fry, President of the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association (1984, civil engineering)


Jina Belcher, Executive Director, New River Gorge Regional Development Authority

Gina Grounds, Administrative Assistant to the Campus President


Emily Sands, Dean of Students


Louis Slimak, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, WVU

Anjali B. Halabe, CPA, MBA, MPA, Senior Associate Vice President of Finance; Treasurer of the West Virginia University Research Corporation; Treasurer for WVU Innovation Corporation