The First Woman President of Bluefield State College

Marsha V. Krotseng has been selected as the 13th president of Bluefield State College in West Virginia. She will be the first woman president of the college in its 117-year history. Bluefield State was founded in 1895 as a historically Black institution. Now, African Americans make up only 11 percent of the 1,900-member student body. Women are 64 percent of the total enrollments at Bluefield State.

Dr. Krotseng has been serving as a vice chancellor for the University of North Dakota System. Previously, she has held administrative posts at Valdosta State University in Georgia, West Liberty State College in West Virginia, and was an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. She also served for seven years as director of research and information systems at the State College and University System of West Virginia.

Dr. Krotseng earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a master’s degree in education administration, and an educational doctorate, all from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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