CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The search committee for the next Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission met today and selected two finalists following a national search and first round of interviews by the committee. The finalists were announced as Dr. Joe Delap, Provost of Athens State University in Alabama; and, the Commission’s current Interim Chancellor and Chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker.
These candidates will now be invited for interviews with the full Commission, which is scheduled to vote on a new Chancellor at its next regular meeting on June 26, 2020.
The Commission is the coordinating board for West Virginia’s system of 10 baccalaureate colleges and universities, serving more than 65,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of and reports to the Commission. The Chancellor also is a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education and several other state boards and commissions, and exercises oversight for fiscal, academic, administrative, and health sciences education functions.