West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
October 31, 2008
WVU Parkersburg president featured in national higher education publication.
CONTACT: Marie Foster Gnage, president of WVU Parkersburg, 304-424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is featured in the Oct. 31st issue of "The Chronicle of Higher Education."
Marie Foster Gnage is one of seven community college presidents from across the country who are profiled in a special supplement of The Chronicle, the Washington, D.C.-based major news publication to the nation's higher education community.
Cited as "Leaders Who Make a Difference," the featured community college presidents are described as successfully taking their institutions in new directions, showcasing innovation and using their expertise and accessibility to build stronger community ties.
President Gnage's profile is entitled a "A Trailblazer Reaches Out to the Community."
In addition to President Gnage, also profiled are presidents Thomas J. Snyder, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, Ind.; Monte E. Perez, Riverside Community College District's Moreno Valley campus, Riverside, Calif.; Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Conn.; Steven Lee Johnson, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio; Deborah M. Dicroce, Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Va., and John J. Sygielski, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Ore.
Dr. Gnage became the sixth president of WVU Parkersburg in 2004. She is the first African-American female to be appointed president of a college or university in West Virginia.