Tomblin appoints White to Higher Education Policy Commission

Martha Sparks Society Editor

August 23, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a local resident to the Higher Education Policy Commission.

Gary White of Logan was among four people appointed by Tomblin to the commission. Other appointees are Michael J. Farrell of Huntington, Dr. Bruce Berry of Morgantown and Dr. John Leon of Fairmont.

“Each of these individuals brings valuable knowledge and experience to the Higher Education Policy Commission,” said Gov. Tomblin. “Their commitment to our institutions of higher learning that provide today’s students with the abilities and skill-sets needed to become tomorrow’s leaders is invaluable, and I’m grateful for their commitment to the next generation.”

The appointments will require the advice and consent of the West Virginia Senate.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities. It is charged with oversight of higher education institutions to ensure they are accomplishing their missions and implementing the provisions set by state statute.