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Dr. Paul Hill, WV Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor, Will Deliver Bluefield State College’s 2013 Commencement Address

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    Monday, May 13 2013
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dr paul hill(Bluefield)—Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, will serve as the keynote speaker for Bluefield State College's 2013 Commencement Exercises on May 18, 2013 at the Brushfork Armory. Degrees will be conferred to approximately 380 BSC students during the exercises.

Chancellor Hill is the former Executive Director of the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WVEPSCoR). He helped design and manage the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, also known as "Bucks for Brains," the West Virginia Research Challenge Fund, and the West Virginia Eminent Scholars Initiative.

Prior to Joining WVEPSCoR in 2001, Dr. Hill was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. His career includes more than 25 years' experience in academic research, grant administration, and public policy development. He has held CEO positions at the private, state, and federal levels. Dr. Hill has also appeared before Congress to provide testimony on science, technology, and education policy.

"Bluefield State College is honored that Chancellor Hill will deliver our 2013 commencement address," noted Dr. Marsha Krotseng, BSC President. "With his vast experience in education and business, he will offer a message that is both timely and inspirational for our graduates, their families, and the Bluefield State College community."