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New W.Va. State board chair elected

Jul. 29, 2013 @ 07:30 PM

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Businessman and former West Virginia Delegate Tom Susman has been elected chair of West Virginia State University's board of governors.

The school said in a news release that Susman was elected to the position for the fiscal year that runs from July 1 to June 30, 2014.

Susman is the managing member of TSG Consulting and previously served as the board secretary. He succeeds Charleston attorney Larry Rowe who served for the previous two years.

Susman served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1987 to 1992 and later served as a cabinet member during the administration of former Gov. Bob Wise.

The board provides oversight to the university and consists of nine members appointed by the governor as well as representatives of the school's faculty, students and staff.