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Committee Structure

The Board of Governors will have the following six committees: Strategic Plans and Initiatives Committee; Academic Affairs and Accreditation Committee; Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee; Divisional Campus Committee; Audit Committee; and, Executive Committee.

Strategic Plans and Initiatives Committee:

Matters relating to strategic planning and initiatives, capital planning, master planning; guidance regarding policies and strategic plans/initiatives and assessments related to the education, research, information technology and service missions of West Virginia University; assuring specific legislative priorities as described in state and federal laws are addressed; and outreach and public service initiatives for West Virginia University will come before this committee for consideration and disposition. Committee members include:
  • Thomas V. Flaherty, Chair
  • Gregory Babe
  • Ellen Cappellanti

  • James R. (JR) Rogers

  • Dr. Richard Turton

  • Dr. Kim Weaver

  • WVU Administrative Liaison: President E. Gordon Gee

Academic Affairs and Accreditation Committee:

Matters relating to the quality and advancement of the academic mission of the University, which includes health sciences and all academic colleges, will come before this committee.  Also includes matters related to West Virginia University's institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, to include academic and administrative standards, institutional mission, ethical and responsible conduct, educational offerings, assessment and evaluation, and the University's long-term stability through planning and resource allocation, and institutional effectiveness. Committee members include:

  • J. Thomas Jones, Chair
  • Ellen Cappellanti
  • Julie Merow
  • Dr. Stanley Hileman
  • Edward L. Robinson
  • Dr. Richard Turton
  • William D. Wilmoth
  • Dr. Kim Weaver
  • WVU Administrative Liaison: Provost Joyce McConnell

Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee:

Monitoring the management control of financial and business affairs, annual budget requests, personnel matters, solicitation and management of certain contracts or consortium agreements for the campuses of West Virginia University will come before this committee for consideration and disposition. Also, oversight, and planning of facilities and real estate holdings, property allocation, facilities master plan, multi-year capital budgets, space utilization, deferred maintenance, environmental health and safety, construction project management and other issues related to ensuring an environment and infrastructure needed to support the primary mission for various campuses of West Virginia University will come before this committee for consideration and assessment.  Committee members include:

  • David Alvarez, Chair
  • James W. Dailey, II
  • Dr. Stanley Hileman
  • J. Thomas Jones
  • Diane Lewis
  • Dixie Martinelli
  • WVU Administrative Liaison: Vice President for Administration and Finance, Narvel Weese

Divisional Campus Committee:

Issues related to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Potomac State College of West Virginia University, and West Virginia University at Beckley will come before this committee (including, but not limited to, annual budget plans, salary plans, academic strategic plans and facility strategic plans) as well as issues related to the implementation of WV legislation divisional campuses.  Committee members include:

  • Edward L. Robinson, Chair
  • Julie Merow
  • Dr. Stanley Hileman
  • Dixie Martinelli
  • William O. Nutting
  • Gregory Babe
  • Dr. Richard Turton
  • WVU Administrative Liaison: Provost Joyce McConnell

Audit Committee:

The Audit Committee is appointed by the Board to oversee the (1) financial reporting processes, including financial statement and disclosure matters, (2) qualifications, independence and performance of the independent auditors, (3) performance of the University's internal audit function and (4) the University's compliance with applicable policies, regulations, laws and other directives as determined by the Board.  This committee will set the overall tone for an effective internal control structure at the University supporting quality financial reporting, sound risk practices and ethical behavior.   [Click HERE to access the Audit Committee Charter] Committee members include:

  • William D. Wilmoth, Chair
  • David Alvarez
  • James W. Dailey, II
  • Thomas V. Flaherty
  • Diane Lewis
  • Dixie Martinelli
  • William O. Nutting
  • James R. (JR) Rogers
  • WVU Administrative Liaison: Director of Internal Audit, Bryan Shaver

Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the full board, when requested to do so by the Board or when convening the Full Board is impracticable. Committee members include the board officers, the chairpersons of each of the above mentioned committees, and the immediate past chairman of the Board, if still a member of the Board. Committee members include:

  • Thomas V. Flaherty (BOG Chair and Chair of the Strategic Plans and Initiatives Committee)
  • William D. Wilmoth (BOG Vice-Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee)

  • David Alvarez (Chair of the Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee)

  • J. Thomas Jones (Chair of the Academic Affairs and Accreditation Committee)

  • Edward L. Robinson (Chair of the Divisional Campus Committee)

  • Diane Lewis (BOG Secretary)

  • James W. Dailey, II (Past Chair)

  • President E. Gordon Gee (Ex-Officio)