Final Candidates for FSU Presidency Announced

Monday, April 09, 2012

The Fairmont State University Presidential Search Committee, which is comprised of members of the FSU Board of Governors and Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Paul Hill, as ex-officio, has announced the final candidates for the presidency of the University.

“I am pleased to report that two outstanding final candidates have been selected,” said Ron Tucker, Chairman of the FSU Board of Governors. “We are extremely happy with the quality of the final candidates whom we have selected – both have excellent credentials, and the campus community and the greater Fairmont area would be fortunate indeed to have either one lead the University.”

Finalists are Dr. Timothy G. O’Rourke, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Va., and Dr. Maria C. Rose, Interim President, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, W.Va. Their cover letters and curricula vitae are posted at A third candidate was selected by the Search Committee as a final candidate, but that person withdrew from consideration.

“The campus visitation schedules are being finalized and will be posted on the FSU web site in the coming days. The schedules will include meetings with a variety of key stakeholders throughout the University family and the community,” Tucker said.