West Liberty University Appoints Dr. Kathy Monteroso as Interim President

WEST LIBERTY, WEST LIBERTY (WTRF) — The Board of Trustees (BOG) of West Liberty University made history today by appointing Dr. Kathy Monteroso as interim president at its regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. in Shaw Hall and Zoom. rice field. .

She will be the first woman to hold the office of president.

After calling the meeting to cover most of the agenda, Chairman Rich Lucas requested a motion to retire to Executive Session at 4:58 p.m., pursuant to West Virginia Code Section 6-9A-4. A motion was made and passed unanimously.

At 5:39 pm, the Board returned from its Executive Session and announced the selection of Dr. Cathy Monteroso as Interim President. The motion he passed unanimously by 11 votes to 0. (1 director absent)

“I am deeply humbled to be asked to serve as interim president of West Liberty University,” said Monteroso. “I am excited to help lead this university that I believe will thrive. increase.”

The appointment is effective January 1, 2023 and is pending approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Board and will continue through June 30, 2023.

Monterroso has been with WLU for 13 years, first as a faculty member, then as Dean of the College of Education and Human Performance, and most recently as Interim Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (since January 2022). ).

from North Central University, a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University, and a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University.

A resident of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Monteroso is married to WLU Football Defensive Coordinator Coach Jeff Monteroso and is the mother of two adult children, Dan and Mike, and 14-year-old Claire.

Monterroso has a granddaughter May, the daughter of Dan and his wife Brooke. Dan, who is also a WLU graduate, plays professional basketball in his ProA league in Germany.

Current President W. Franklin Evans’ contract expires on December 31, 2022.

WLU contracted with AGB Search to conduct a professional search for the 38th president. For more information, Council Click HereFor information on the activities of the Presidential Commission of Investigation, please visit: westliberty.edu/news.

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