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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Announces Presidential Candidate Finalists

Mount Gay, W.Va. – Following an extensive nationwide search, the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Board of Governors / Presidential Search Committee is pleased to announce that three presidential finalist candidates have been selected from a pool of seven semi-finalists who participated in first-round confidential interviews during a day-long session on Thursday, March 5th.

“Southern is a leader in preparing students for success, and it showed in the number of talented candidates who applied to be our next President,” Howard Seufer, the official spokesperson for the Search Committee, said. “We are delighted to take the next step with these three impressive finalists, each of whom has academic and leadership experience that seems well-suited to our needs. We look forward to their campus visits and the feedback from those with whom they will meet.”

The three candidates selected to move forward in the process are (unranked):

On-campus interviews will be conducted the week of April 6th. We will announce the dates and times of the public forums once they are confirmed. During the on-campus visits, finalist candidates will participate in open forums with faculty, staff, students and community members. The campus community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on each of the finalists. All feedback will be sent to the Board of Governors as part of their deliberation process. Each candidate will also be scheduled for a final interview with the Presidential Search Committee, the Chancellor for Community and Technical College Education, and members of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.

The ultimate responsibility for selecting Southern’s 10th president rests with the Board of Governors, but they are committed to an inclusive process and look forward to receiving feedback from the college community. It is anticipated the Board will make its recommendation of the chosen candidate in late April to the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council). The appointment and contract of the new president will require final approval from the Council.

Please direct questions or feedback regarding the presidential search to, or you may complete an on-line comment form at