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ATHENS (NEWS RELEASE)-- 

ATHENS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) has officially approved the selection of Dr. Kendra Boggess as president of Concord University effective July 1, 2014. The action was taken at a meeting of the Commission today (Friday, April 25, 2014), in Fairmont, W.Va.

       The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) selected Dr. Boggess as the University’s president during a meeting on the Athens campus held Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Their selection was contingent upon final approval by the Commission.

Dr. Boggess is currently serving as Concord’s interim president. She has served in that position since July 1, 2013 and was one of three finalists for the presidency of Concord following a nationwide search.

“It has been such an honor to be selected to serve Concord in this role,” Dr. Boggess said. “I am surrounded at Concord by devoted, enthusiastic, bright, and committed faculty and staff members who are dedicated to serving the students and communities in southern West Virginia and beyond. I look forward to having the opportunity to continue to make a difference, through the collaborative efforts of colleagues, the community, and our many loyal alumni throughout the region and the world. I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead.”

“Our search committee did wonderful work in bringing us candidates who would have brought very diverse sets of skills to the presidency of the University,” Board of Governors Chair Mr. Elliot Hicks said.

“The Board of Governors evaluated the University’s needs for the next five to seven years, we heard the comments from the faculty, the staff, the alumni and the students, and we came to realize that we had a person who met so many of our needs in Dr. Boggess.

“We have been very pleased that she has taken initiative during the time she has served as interim president to move the University ahead, and not simply to occupy the chair,” he said. “We recently enjoyed an outstanding accreditation review of our teacher education programs under her leadership. In her very short time at the helm she has laid a good foundation to build the University’s relationships with its alumni and with the community. Concord is fortunate to have a business-minded leader like Dr. Boggess.”

“Both the committee and the BOG are excited, pleased and optimistic with the selection of Concord’s first woman president,” Mr. David Barnette, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, said. “We have every confidence in her and expect her to continue the proud traditions of Concord University.”

Dr. Boggess brings nearly three decades of serving Concord in academics and administration to the presidency. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous national, state, institutional and divisional committees and has been recognized for her leadership.  She is an active and respected member of the local business and civic community. 

       Since joining Concord’s faculty in 1984, Dr. Boggess’ academic experience has consisted of teaching various undergraduate business courses in Concord’s Division of Business, primarily in business communications and software applications. Her prior administrative experience resulted from service as the Division’s chair from 1996 - 2009, and from more than 25 years work in the private sector. She gained additional administrative experience when elected Concord’s faculty president in both 2008 and 2009.

       Dr. Boggess served as an associate dean at Concord from 2009 - 2011. She was appointed the University’s interim vice president and academic dean in August 2011.

       She holds an Associate of Arts degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a Master of Science degree in Vocational Technical Education from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Business Education with a cognate in Business Management from Virginia Tech.


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ATHENS (NEWS RELEASE) – The Concord University Board of Governors (BOG) has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the University’s 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission).

The action was taken during the Board’s Tuesday, April 22, 2014, meeting on the Athens campus.

Dr. Boggess is currently serving as Concord’s interim president. She has served in that position since July 1, 2013.

Dr. Boggess was one of three finalists for the presidency of Concord following a nationwide search.

The Commission will act on the BOG’s recommendation during a meeting scheduled for Friday, April 25 at Fairmont State University. If approved by the Commission, Dr. Boggess will officially become president of Concord University effective July 1, 2014.

“We were lucky to have three very highly qualified candidates,” Mr. David Barnette, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, said. “We believe Kendra Boggess is going to be a great leader. We believe we’ve made the best choice going forward and looking toward the future.”

“We had a very good and broad field of candidates with a variety of experience,” BOG Chair Mr. Elliot Hicks said. “Each candidate could have brought good things to us, but we were able to see what Dr. Boggess could bring in a very short time as interim president and we were impressed with her dedication and commitment to the University and the community.

“We thought she would be the best person to heal any concerns and to launch Concord on the path it needs to take to excel,” he said.

“I’m honored to have been selected and look forward to working with all of my colleagues in moving the institution forward and achieving the University’s mission and goals,” Dr. Boggess said.

Dr. Boggess brings nearly three decades of serving Concord in academics and administration to the presidency. Throughout her career, she has served on numerous national, state, institutional and divisional committees and has been recognized for her leadership. She is an active and respected member of the local business and civic community.

Since joining Concord’s faculty in 1984, Dr. Boggess’ academic experience has consisted of teaching various undergraduate business courses in Concord’s Division of Business, primarily in business communications and software applications. Her prior administrative experience resulted from service as the Division’s chair from 1996 - 2009, and from more than 25 years work in the private sector. She gained additional administrative experience when elected Concord’s faculty president in both 2008 and 2009.

Dr. Boggess served as an associate dean at Concord from 2009 - 2011. She was appointed the University’s interim vice president and academic dean in August 2011.

She holds an Associate of Arts degree from St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a Master of Science degree in Vocational Technical Education from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Business Education with a cognate in Business Management from Virginia Tech.
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