Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed J.P. Hushion, Vienna; Jason Landers, Vienna; and Joseph Oliverio, Belmont., to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors. They are filling the expired terms of outgoing board members.
In addition to the new appointments, Gov. Tomblin reappointed Jeffrey Matheny of Mineral Wells, and Donna M. Smith of Vienna to WVU Parkersburg’s Board of Governors.
“We are very excited to welcome these new members to the WVU Parkersburg family and have Jeff and Donna reappointed,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, president of the college. “We look forward to their collective experience, dedication, insight and vision on how we continue to move our educational institution in a positive direction.”
Hushion is a vice president at Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Company. Prior to returning to the area six years ago, Hushion worked in management for FedEx Freight in Dayton, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from WVU. In addition to serving on the WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors, Hushion also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Landers is the vice president of the Medicaid Market for Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield West Virginia. He joined the company in 2012. Previous to joining Highmark, Landers spent 12 years working in healthcare, holding various leadership positions, for Camden Clark Medical Center, Camden Clark Physicians Corporation, Acordia and PrimeOne. He holds a masters of business administration from WVU and a bachelor’s in business management from West Virginia Institute of Technology.
Oliverio is the executive director of RESA 5, which serves as a regional education service agency to eight counties in West Virginia. He has more than 30 years of experience in education, previously holding many administrative positions including director of elementary schools for Wood County, W.Va. Oliverio graduated from Fairmont State University with a degree in music and has earned two master’s degrees from WVU in communication studies and education leadership.