West Virginia University at Parkersburg has recently named two new division chairpersons. The new chairs are Chad Crumbaker for the Business, Accounting and Public Service Division and Rebecca Hoff for the Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division.
Crumbaker earned his bachelor’s in international studies with a minor in Spanish from the University of South Carolina and his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. He is currently a board member and youth activities chair at the Rotary Club of Parkersburg and is also a member of Generation MOV, the Wood County Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. He has been an attorney at the Law Office of Chad E. Crumbaker since September 2014 and is an assistant professor of legal studies and coordinator of legal studies program at WVU Parkersburg.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as chair,” said Crumbaker. “I hope to continue the great work of the division and support our nationally accredited business programs and the growing criminal justice and legal studies programs, as well as expand the relationships of all of our programs with local business, criminal justice, and legal communities.”
Hoff is an assistant professor of English for WVU Parkersburg. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing from Marshall University. She also is a board member of Lloyd Hoff Holding Corp. where she provides management oversight, reviews financial reports and determines future goals of the company.
“I look forward to serving as chair,” said Hoff. “Our superb faculty work hard to provide robust classes in support of all WVU Parkersburg programs. I’m particularly excited about our guaranteed admission agreements with WVU.”
The guaranteed admission agreement allows WVU Parkersburg students who are interested in pursuing degrees such as English, psychology, sociology and history to start in Parkersburg and then finish their bachelor’s degree at WVU.
“I am delighted to have Chad and Rebecca as division chairs at WVU Parkersburg,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president. “I know they will add so much to our already outstanding group of division chairs and work towards creating a greater academic environment for our students.”