As the West Virginia University Institute of Technology Revitalization Project gets set to begin at month’s end, it is an appropriate time to announce a national search for a new Campus Provost to be launched in Fall 2011. The search for Tech’s leader will be guided and informed by this external study, and the Tech community will be an integral part of the search process.
During the review period, West Virginia University and Tech officials have jointly agreed that Dr. Scott Hurst, who has served in this position for almost three years, initially on an interim basis, will remain as Provost not to exceed one year. In fact, when Dr. Hurst stepped into the leadership role at Tech, he did so with the understanding that it was not indefinite that a national search would be needed at some time in the future. That time is now, as Tech’s structure, facilities, programs and policies are being identified and assessed.
“I am pleased to continue my service at Tech during the revitalization process and until a leader through a national search is identified,” Dr. Hurst said. “I have always tried to do what is in the best interest of our University and will continue to give this position my full attention.”
“WVU is very thankful for Dr. Hurst’s willingness to serve Tech for what amounted to an extended period of time,” said WVU Provost Michele Wheatly. “It is in Tech’s best interest that Dr. Hurst continue to guide the campus during this critical review period, with the understanding that a provost, chosen through a national search, will lead Tech through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
Michele Wheatly, Ph.D.
Scott Hurst, Ph.D.