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WVU Board Makes Presidential Selection

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission confirmed Friday the selection of James P. Clements as the 23rd president of
West Virginia University. Clements was chosen as president earlier Friday by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.

Clements has served as provost of Towson University in Maryland since 2007. Prior to that, he served the institution as vice president for
economic and community outreach.

Clements has a bachelor's degree in computer science and master's and doctoral degrees in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as a master's degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Clements will assume the position of president on July 1st.


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