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BECKLEY, W. Va (WVVA)-- University of Charleston President Ed Welch announced Friday that Dr. Jerry Forster, UC alum '83, is the area president for UC-Beckley.

This comes as Mountain State University is in the middle of its last semester on the campus.  Come late December, the campus will be UC territory.

Dr. Forster leaves Sewanee, the University of the South, where he has been the school's treasurer and CFO since 2001. He also served as UC's vice president for administration and finance from 1992-2001.

Forster will be the university's executive representative in Beckley and Southern West Virginia and will foster positive relationships between the University and the community.

"I will miss all of my friends and colleagues at Sewanee, [but] I'm excited for the opportunity to return to my alma mater and take this new leadership role, said Dr. Forster.

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