New interim president chosen to lead BSC

BLUEFIELD, WV (WVVA) A new interim president has been chosen to lead Bluefield State College.

The BSC board of governors introduced Dr. Robin Capehart during a meeting held Thursday.

Capehart is a former president of West Liberty University and most recently worked as counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Finance.

“Fortunately, Bluefield State is blessed by its rich heritage as well as its outstanding faculty, a dedicated staff, loyal and supportive alumni and benefactors, and an enthusiastic partner in the City of Bluefield and Mercer County-all upon which we can build a bright and prosperous future together, “said Capehart.

You may recall, former Bluefield State President Dr. Marsha Krotseng stepped down in December amid criticism over recruiting efforts while the college experienced a huge drop in student enrollment.

BSC board of governors chairman Rev. Garry Moore tells WVVA that a search for a new college president could take months or longer. “Until then, Dr. Capehart will help lead and pave the way until Bluefield State College’s 14th president is named,” said Moore.

Provost Dr. Ted Lewis has been serving as acting president until an interim president was named.

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