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WVA STATE UNIVERSITY
Provost to retire after 41-year career at W.Va. State University, advise president for 1 year
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 2:50 AM EST
West Virginia State University says Provost Charles Byers is retiring after 41 years of service.
President Brian Hemphill says Byers is dedicated to maintaining high-quality faculty who provide a rigorous education that students can use to launch successful careers.
After stepping aside, Byers will serve for one year as a senior adviser to the president. His responsibilities will focus mainly on the university's accreditation and a campus master plan.
Byers is a Logan County native who grew up in West Dunbar.
He got an art-education degree from West Virginia State, a master's of fine arts from Ohio State and a doctorate from Kent State.