News update: UVa-Wise set to announce new chancellor on Dec. 7

The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors is set to approve the college’s next chancellor at a Dec. 7 meeting, and will publicly announce the hire immediately after, officials said today.

The board plans to approve the college’s eighth chancellor at a meeting in the David J. Prior Center at 10 a.m. a week from today, according to a letter sent out to the UVa-Wise community this morning by Marcia Gilliam, chair of the UVa-Wise College Board and the college’s chancellor search committee.

A public announcement is then set for 10:30 a.m. at the Prior Center, Gilliam said. The building, completed in the fall of 2011, was named for Prior after his death.

The meeting comes the same day as a regularly scheduled UVa-Wise College Board meeting at 9 a.m. in the Slemp Student Center.

Little information has been released about the potential hire. UVa President Teresa Sullivan said recently that she had personally had meals with three candidates recommended by the search committee.

Prior, UVa-Wise’s seventh chancellor, died unexpectedly in February. The search for his replacement has been ongoing since April.

This is a news update. See the Dec. 5 issue of The Highland Cavalier for more information.

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Jordan Fifer

Interdisciplinary studies major Jordan Fifer served as The Highland Cavalier's editor-in-chief and online editor in the 2012-2013 academic year. He previously served as staff writer, news editor and photo editor.

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