West Liberty University
West Liberty, West Virginia
Posted Date
Feb 3, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Board of Governors of West Liberty University invites nominations and applications for the position of President. The University seeks an innovative, visionary and caring leader who is also an effective and selfless team player; someone who will be the respected head of a forward-thinking university with a liberal arts core and a growing focus on science innovation; while working with the Board of Governors in implementing a progressive strategy for excellence. The new president will possess the experience, skills, and drive required to help shape the future of this innovative institution. This individual will exemplify the character and ethics expected in a highly visible and trusted educational and community leader.

Established in 1837, West Liberty University, the first institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia, is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and by the state of
West Virginia. Ranked as #9 among most diverse colleges and universities in the state (NICHE. com), it is one of the most affordable universities nationwide. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty-ratio, West Liberty University provides quality education to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable student body, offering 70+ academic majors, leading to baccalaureate and master degrees. West Liberty University’s Hilltoppers are proud members of the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference with more than 400 student athletes involved in 20 intercollegiate sports on campus. As West Virginia’s trailblazing rural-serving postsecondary institution, West Liberty University achieves its mission to provide students with a comprehensive education from undergraduate to advanced degrees while serving as the region’s leading advocate for the arts, education, research, and economic opportunity.

For additional information regarding the University and the desired qualifications and characteristics of the successful candidate, please visit:




The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than the target date of March 17, 2023. All nominations, inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence and remain confidential.


Nominations and applications should be sent electronically (MS Word or PDF Format) to: and must include:

  • A Letter of Interest that responds to the “Opportunities and Challenges” and the “Qualifications & Characteristics” of the next President described in the profile;
  • A current CV or resume; and
  • The names and contact information (telephone number and e-mail address) for five (5) references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search or without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.


Richard Wueste, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search / 540.431.5131

Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, / 662.769.1021

West Liberty University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. 

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