West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart may be leaving the school for a position with the state of Louisiana.
On Thursday, the Louisiana Board of Regents announced the names of three finalists for the state’s commissioner of higher education and Capehart was one of the three.
Capehart has led West Liberty University since 2007.
“West Liberty has experienced great success during President Capehart’s seven years on the Hilltop and we understand why other organizations would express interest in a leader of his caliber. President Capehart indicated to me that he has had other professional opportunities come his way in recent years,” said WLU Board of Governors Chair, George Couch.
“The business of West Liberty University will continue as this process moves forward. The faculty, administration and staff are committed to continuing our 177 years of providing our students with the opportunity for an affordable, high quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education,” Couch said.
The Louisiana Board of Regents will receive an update on the commissioner’s search at its next meeting, scheduled for Sept. 25.
According to shreveporttimes.com, interviews with the finalists will be held Oct. 7-8 and the board plans to name the next Louisiana commissioner of higher education during a special meeting Oct. 9.