The West Virginia State University Board of Governors (WVSU BOG) today named Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins as the 11th President of West Virginia State University. Jenkins will assume the presidency on July 1, 2016.
Following a national search, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee recommended final candidates to the WVSU BOG. Those candidates were invited to WVSU’s Institute, W.Va. campus in late April to meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and business leaders at a series of open forums. After reviewing stakeholders’ comments regarding each candidate, the WVSU BOG offered the position of President of West Virginia State University to Jenkins. The presidential contract requires final approval from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.