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Administration

Dr. Edwin H. Welch 

Dr. Edwin H. Welch
President

(1989 – present)
B.A., Western Maryland College
S.T.B., Boston University School of Theology
Ph.D., Boston University Graduate School

edwinwelch@ucwv.edu
 

Dr. Jerry Forster 

Dr. Jerry Forster
Regional President

(2013 – present)
B.S. – University of Charleston
M.S. – Marshall University
Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University

jerryforster@ucwv.edu
 

Dr. Letha Zook 

Dr. Letha Zook
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

(2010 – present)
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Temple University
M.S., New York University
Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

lethazook@ucwv.edu
 

Cleta M. Harless 

Cleta M. Harless
Vice President for Administration and Finance

(2001 – present)
B.A., B.S., Marshall University
M.B.A., West Virginia University

cletaharless@ucwv.edu
 

Joan Clark 

Joan Clark
Vice President for Enrollment

(2011 – present)
Served as professor in university’s radiologic science department for 25 years and chaired the department for 7 years.
B.S. Siena Heights University
M.S. University of Charleston

joanclark@ucwv.edu 

Jennie O. Ferretti 

Jennie O. Ferretti
Vice President for Student Development

(2004 – present)
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

jennieferretti@ucwv.edu
 

 

James M. Bessette, APR
Vice President for Marketing

B.S., University of Florida
M.B.A., University of Montevallo

jamesbessette@ucwv.edu 

   

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