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ATHENS (NEWS RELEASE) - The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has appointed Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University's interim president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC.)

The action was taken during the Board's Thursday, May 2, 2013 meeting on the Athens campus.

Dr. Boggess is currently serving as Concord's interim vice president and academic dean (VPAD.) Concord University President Dr. Gregory F. Aloia announced his resignation on April 24, 2013 and has accepted the position of president of the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Ga. Dr. Aloia will assume his new duties in Georgia on July 1.

"I am honored that the Board has shown confidence in selecting me to serve during this time of transition and I'll do my best to fulfill the responsibilities of the office if approved by the WVHEPC," Dr. Boggess said.

"Dr. Boggess is an outstanding choice. Dr. Boggess will bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to the position that she has garnered as a faculty member, division chair, and interim VPAD. She has a great love for Concord and a genuine understanding of its mission.  She is an excellent selection. Concord University will be well served, and I will look forward to working with her during this transition in the leadership change" said Dr. Aloia. 

In other action, the BOG passed a resolution calling for a 5 percent increase in tuition and fees, and a 1.75 percent increase in room and board. This translates into an additional $143 per term in tuition and fees, and $65 per term for room and board for full-time, in-state students. The increases will take effect with the Fall 2013 semester.

"We are sensitive to the impact of increasing fees on our students and we will continue to work diligently to find operational efficiencies," said Dr. Charles Becker, vice president for business and finance.

The Concord University Board of Governors will meet again on May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the University Point Pais Family Fellowship Hall.  One of the agenda items will be to discuss the procedures regarding the presidential search process.                                           

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