West Liberty, West Virginia
Aug 28, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Board of Governors of West Liberty University invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and reports to the 12-member Board of Governors.

Founded in 1837, West Liberty University is an accredited, four-year, state-assisted institution enrolling 2500 undergraduate and graduate students in its colleges of Arts and Communication, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, and Sciences. The University is located on a beautiful campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, nine miles north of Wheeling, West Virginia, and 53 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The region is noted for a low cost of living, an outstanding public school system, a high quality of life, and many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with the West Liberty University Board of Governors, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and WLU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors. Additional required qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • an earned doctorate
  • substantial university-level teaching experience
  • outstanding communication skills
  • a minimum of five years of progressively responsible senior-level leadership positions in higher education with a record of excellence, integrity and vision
  • proven sound fiscal management experience
  • demonstrated ability in external fund raising
  • experience in maintaining strong external relationships with community and business leaders, as well as government and public officials
  • a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and international education.

Applicants should send a current resume, personal letter of interest addressing the above criteria, and the names and contact information for at least five professional references. For serious consideration, applications should be received no later than September 30, 2020. Nominations must be received by September 18, 2020. Initial interviews of candidates by the search committee will begin in early October 2020. The Board is responsible for the final selection of the president, with the selected candidate subject to consent by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The appointment is expected to begin January 1, 2021.

West Liberty University ( is a comprehensive institution under the auspices of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

All applications must be made online at

West Liberty University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Individuals who need assistance with the application process may contact Emily D’Aquila in the Human Resources Department at (304) 336-8029 or via email at emily.d’[email protected]



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