Three Women Presidents Announce They Are Leaving Their Posts

Carolyn Long, campus president of West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, announced that she will step down at the end of the calendar year. She was named campus president in 2011. President Long spent a year as as interim chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission from 2018 to 2019.

President Long is a graduate of Fairmont State University in West Virginia, where she majored in elementary education. She holds a master’s degree in education administration from the West Virginia University College of Graduate Studies.

Andrea Lee, one of the nation’s longest-serving college leaders, announced that she will end her service as president of Alverno College in Milwaukee, effective June 30, 2022. Dr. Lee was named the eighth president of Alverno College in 2016. For the previous 18 years. Dr. Lee was president of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

President Lee is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where she majored in music and elementary education. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in educational administration from Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Orlikoff is stepping down as president of Potomac State College in Keyser, West Virginia, on June 30. She was named campus president in 2016. Earler, Dr. Orlikoff was an associate professor of French and director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies at West Virginia University’s flagship campus in Morgantown. She joined the faculty at the university in 2008.

Dr. Orlikoff is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in French language and literature from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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