Bio: Corley Dennison


Corley-DennisonDr. Corley Dennison, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Born in Sutton, WV, Corley Dennison graduated in1976 from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.  After working for four years in commercial radio, Dennison accepted a position in 1980 as operations manager at NPR member station KXCV-FM on the campus of Northwest Missouri University in Maryville, Mo.  He returned to West Virginia in 1985 as a faculty member at Marshall University.  During his 29 year tenure, he was promoted to full professor and served as Faculty Senate president (1997-99), assistant dean in University College (1999-2003), assistant dean in the School of Journalism (2003-04), dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2004-12) and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (2012-14).  He earned a master’s degree in English from Northwest Missouri State University in 1984 and a doctorate in Education from West Virginia University in 1992.  Dennison joined the Higher Education Policy Commission as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in August of 2014.