- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named its next president.

Spokeswoman Katie Wootton says the university’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to elect Fletcher Lamkin of Lane Osage Beach, Missouri.

Wootton says Lamkin is prepared to begin his new post in the beginning of January.

Lamkin has most recently has served as a higher education consultant and previously served in leadership roles at Kansas Wesleyan University, Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and West Point.

The board had named Rhonda Tracy as interim president in May after Marie Foster Gauge announced she was stepping down to become a regional president for Florida State College in Jacksonville.

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