Joyce McConnell Named Provost at West Virginia University

Joyce McConnell, dean of the College of Law at West Virginia University, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs of the flagship educational institution in Morgantown. Dean McConnell has been dean of the law school for the past six years and also is the Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law. She has been on the faculty at the university for 19 years.

E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University stated: “Joyce McConnell is a highly respected faculty member, dean and leader, and is familiar with all phases of academic life – from policies, programs and facilities to budgets, personnel and strategic planning. She also understands the bold vision of a major land-grant university and its primary mission to serve our state and its citizens. Her commitment to this University and to West Virginia is evident; it’s truly a passion.”

McConnell is a graduate of Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She holds a law degree from the Antioch School of Law and a master of laws degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.


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