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Dr. Marsha Krotseng Named Bluefield State College’s 13th President

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    Tuesday, August 07 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

krotseng marsha(Bluefield)—Bluefield State College Board of Governors has selected Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng to become the 13th president of the College. BSC Board of Governors Chair James Palmer made the announcement today (Wednesday) following a thorough nationwide presidential search process that attracted nearly 50 applicants.

Dr. Krotseng is currently the Vice Chancellor, Strategic Planning/Executive Director, College Technical Education Council, North Dakota University System. She has also served as Associate Vice President & Chief Planning Officer at Valdosta State University, Vice Provost/Executive Assistant to the President at West Liberty State College, and Assistant Professor at The University of Mississippi. Her career in higher education has spanned 25 years, including seven years as Director of Research and Information Systems at the State College and University Systems of West Virginia.

"I am deeply honored by the decision of the Board of Governors and am both thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead this historic campus as its 13th President," Dr. Krotseng stated. "I would like to thank Chairman Palmer and the members of the Board for placing their confidence in me. It will be a privilege to work with the campus, community, and state to advance Bluefield State College to new heights."

'It's exciting that my professional journey has led me back to West Virginia," she continued. "I look forward to meeting and engaging with Bluefield State's dedicated students, faculty, staff, and alumni and to working closely with the Board of Governors, Chancellor Hill, the Higher Education Policy Commission, community leaders, and state policymakers to fulfill the College's vision."

The BSC Board of Governors' decision has been forwarded to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for confirmation at HEPC's August 10, 2012 meeting.

She becomes the first woman to serve as president in the 117-year history of the College. "I am committed to Bluefield State's core values – excellence, community, diversity, and growth – and will work to extend the College's recognition regionally, nationally, and internationally," Dr. Krotseng said. "I have always made it a point to be highly visible and approachable on campus, and my husband and I look forward to continuing that tradition at Bluefield State College."