Concord University convenes a special meeting to hear recommenda - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Concord University BOG has special meeting to hear Presidential Search Committee recommendations

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Organizers prepare for the 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley

    Organizers prepare for the 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:34:46 GMT
    The 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley is quickly approaching. It's a time for local eateries to cook up their best batch of the hearty meal. The competition involves more than 40 participants, three stages of entertainment, vendors, ride and slide activities for kids and more.
    The 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley is quickly approaching. It's a time for local eateries to cook up their best batch of the hearty meal. The competition involves more than 40 participants, three stages of entertainment, vendors, ride and slide activities for kids and more.
  • Is the iCloud secure? After a celebrity leak, What You can do to Make sure your Information is Safe

    Is the iCloud secure? After a celebrity leak, What You can do to Make sure your Information is Safe

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:33:47 GMT
    We wanted to know just what you can do to make sure your information isn't leaked. Although there's many benefits to "cloud" services, authorities now caution against keeping your private information online.
    We wanted to know just what you can do to make sure your information isn't leaked. Although there's many benefits to "cloud" services, authorities now caution against keeping your private information online.
  • Soon all police will be wearing body cameras

    Soon all police will be wearing body cameras

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:37:42 GMT
    A nationwide debate is taking place after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri .Ferguson cops were given body cameras by two companies after allegations have been made against protesters, who are outraged by the shooting.Soon police around the country could be wearing body cameras.
    A nationwide debate is taking place after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri .Ferguson cops were given body cameras by two companies after allegations have been made against protesters, who are outraged by the shooting.Soon police around the country could be wearing body cameras.
  • EducationMore>>

  • Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-31 13:00:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Tyler MaxwellPhoto courtesy of Tyler Maxwell
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
    In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.
  • Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:34:28 GMT
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
    When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.
  • Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:54:04 GMT
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.
    On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.

The Concord University board of governors convened a special meeting March 12 in Athens to hear recommendations of the Presidential Search Committee.

Following an executive session, the board approved a motion to bring two applicants for the position of Concord's 12th president to campus to meet with constituent groups. The board also approved a motion that the university's current interim president, Kendra Boggess, be among the candidates for the position of president of Concord.  

The applicants are J. Mark Estepp, current president of Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, Va., and Steve Condon, president of Laurel University in High Point, N.C.

Board of Governors Chairman Elliot Hicks said that the University will schedule interviews between each of the three candidates and the University's constituent groups.

"We will schedule on-campus interviews with the constituency groups for a time in the very near future and these will be publicly announced so that everyone will have the fullest opportunity to participate in those meetings and interviews," he said.

Estepp holds a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Berea College, a master's degree in industrial arts education from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in practical arts – concentration in higher education leadership – from the University of Missouri.

Condon received a bachelor's degree in education from Boston State College, a master's degree in education from Florida State University, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Mississippi. He has also done post doctoral work at Harvard University.

Boggess holds an associate degree from St. Petersburg Junior College, a bachelor's degree in business education from the University of Florida, a master's degree in vocational technical education from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in business education with a cognate in business management from Virginia Tech.