West Liberty University presidential search wrapping up

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — A search for a new president at West Liberty University is wrapping up.

The second of two finalists is scheduled to visit the West Liberty campus on Monday and Tuesday, the university said in a news release. Robert Colvin is vice provost for undergraduate education at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

The other finalist, Brian Crawford, interviewed on campus last week. Crawford is West Liberty’s provost and served as acting president in 2014.

Two other finalists withdrew from the search over the summer.

The search process was delayed in March when Gov. Jim Justice issued a stay-at-home order.

An announcement on the new president is expected by the end of the month.

President Stephen Greiner announced his retirement effective at the end of June but agreed to stay on at the request of the Board of Governors due to the pandemic.

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