Towson University Provost named West Virginia University president

James P. Clements will become the flagship institution’s 23rd president

TOWSON, Md. (March 6, 2009)—The West Virginia University Board of Governors and Higher Education Policy Commission today announced Towson University Provost James P. Clements as the 23rd president of West Virginia University.  

“This is a rare opportunity to become the leader of a nationally recognized university, and Jim will do a great job. His capabilities and enthusiasm are unmatched, and West Virginia University will be pleased with their decision,” said Towson University President Robert Caret.

Earlier this week, the WVU Presidential Search and Board of Governor’s announced Clements as one of two finalists for the position which netted 60 applications. Both candidates participated in open forums with WVU faculty, staff and students during the week, but the ultimate decision was made today in a private, executive session by the WVU Board of Governors and approved by the Higher Education Policy Commission.

An interim provost for Towson University has not yet been named.






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