Two Women Among the Four Finalists for President of West Liberty University in West Virginia

west-liberty-universityWest Liberty University in West Virginia has announced four finalists for the position of president. The university enrolls about 2,500 undergraduate students and 160 graduate students. Women make up 60 percent of the student body. All four candidates to be the university’s new president will visit the campus by the end of September for interviews and public forums. Two of the four finalists are women.

Dr.-Keely-CamdenKeely Camden is dean of the College of Education at West Liberty University. She has held that post since 2009. Previously, she served on the faculty in the department of education at Bethany College in West Virginia. Dr. Camden is a graduate of Bethany College, where she majored in education with an emphasis on learning disabilities. She holds a master’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and a doctorate in special education from West Virginia University.

Dr.-Cheryl-TorsneyCheryl Torsney has been serving as senior vice provost at the University of Texas at El Paso. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Torsney was interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is the former dean at Hiram College in Ohio and served on the faculty at West Virginia University for 24 years. Dr. Torsney is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where she double majored in English and French. She holds a master’s degree from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida.

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