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Marshall hopes to name new university president by end of October

This article was originally posted by WVAH.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS) — The Marshall University Board of Governors approved a resolution Thursday detailing its search process and timeline as it looks for a new university president.

The board of governors’ goal is to have a new president by the end of October, according to a news release from the university.

“It is the board’s intent to conduct the most inclusive and transparent presidential search that has ever been done at Marshall University,” board chairman Patrick Farrell said in the news release. “We will keep our entire university community and the public informed through multiple media channels including a robust presidential search website, where you can find details about the process and any updates we have along the way.”

President Jerome Gilbert announced in April that he will not seek an extension of his contract, which triggered the search.