UPDATED: Gnage To Remain At WVU-P

Updated: 4/26/2010 11:55am

West Virginia University at Parkersburg's president will not be leaving.

The school issued a statement Monday, saying that Marie Foster Gnage is staying at WVU-P.

Earlier this month Gnage was named one of three finalists for the same post at Union County College.

UCC is located in Cranford, New Jersey, Just outside of New York City.

Gnage has been with WVUP for the past five years, after replacing Erik Bitterbaum who left the school for a job in New York.


WVU-Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage is a finalist for the presidency at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

Gnage was named president of WVU-Parkersburg on July 1st, 2004. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president for academic affairs at
Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to provide leadership at a larger
institution,” Dr. Gnage noted. “UCC has a long history of serving a
diverse population with comprehensive community college academic and student services programs, including curricular, co-curricular and
extracurricular programs,” she added.

The Union County College search committee named three finalists. It's the oldest community college in New Jersey and serves nearly 13,000 students over four campuses.

WVU-Parkersburg is Gnage's first job as president of a university.
Gnage replaced Erik Bitterbaum, who took a job at State University of New York at Cortland after spending three years at WVU-P.

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