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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –– The West Virginia University Board of Governors met Monday and approved the rule that will govern the search for a new WVU president.

The rule was approved following a 30-day comment period.

Stephanie Taylor

“We appreciate the comments that were submitted and each one was carefully reviewed. Several resulted in revisions, including to the Presidential Search Committee nomination process and soliciting feedback,” Vice President and General Counsel Stephanie Taylor said. “We also clarified that the Board has not given itself any new authority regarding the selection of a new University president; rather, it is exercising the authority previously given to it under West Virginia law and as required by State Code.”

WVU President Gordon Gee has previously announced he’ll leave the position in the summer of 2025.

The BOG will soon be asked to endorse a list of nominees who will serve on the search committee. Also this month, the BOG’s Ad Hoc Governance Committee intends to complete the RFP and potentially release the name of the presidential search firm.

A number of listening events are planned with the search firm beginning this summer. The BOG hopes to choose a new president by next spring.

Another special meeting is planned May 29 to provide more information about the next steps for the presidential search process.

The next regular BOG meeting is scheduled for June 21.

The rule, a timeline, updates and details about the Presidential Search Committee are available here.