Brian Hemphill Named President of West Va. State
[mpoverlay]The West Virginia State University Board of Governors today unanimously voted Dr. Brian Hemphill as the school’s next president, an offer he accepted via conference call this afternoon. Dr. Hemphill was chosen over two other finalists, including Dr. Donna Oliver, president of Mississippi Valley State University.
Dr. Hemphill is currently the vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at Northern Illinois University.
“I’m truly humbled and honored by the offer to become the next president of West Virginia State University,” Hemphill said in a conference call with board members shortly after they nominated him. “State is a great institution with so much potential.”
State has been looking for a new president since the faculty voted no confidence in Carter’s leadership and Carter announced he would retire. (Charleston Daily Mail)
According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Hemphill was the overwhelming choice of students and faculty.[/mpoverlay]