Dr. Chad Crumbaker was named as West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s vice president for Academic Affairs on Monday, May 28, 2018.
This promotion follows his previous appointment as interim vice president for Academic Affairs, in April 2017. Dr. Crumbaker began his academic career at WVU Parkersburg in 2008 as an adjunct instructor. In 2014 he became a full-time faculty member and coordinator of the legal studies program, and was later selected as the Business, Accounting and Public Service division chair.
“I have worked closely with Dr. Crumbaker, and have directly observed his outstanding leadership and accomplishments on campus and in the community,” said Dr. Jane Milley, interim president for WVU Parkersburg. “His ability to lead our academic efforts with care and respect makes him the best person to bring stability to this position as the institution welcomes a new president.”
As interim vice president, Dr. Crumbaker implemented the Guided Pathways to Success program, a semester-by-semester map of classes students take for a clear route to graduation, and helped create the Advanced Manufacturing Program and the new Entrepreneurship Center on campus, which will host a grand opening in 2018.
Dr. Crumbaker holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina and a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School. From 2007 to 2014, he worked as an attorney for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Ohio, West Virginia, American, Wood County, and Washington County Bar Associations, and serves as co-chair of the Youth Activities Committee for the Rotary Club of Parkersburg.