Reception for interim president in South Charleston to take place April 2


3444The informal reception for Marshall Interim President Gary G. White on the South Charleston campus will take place from from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The event, originally scheduled in February, was postponed due to inclement weather.

Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing at Marshall, said that all members of the Marshall community–students, faculty and staff–are encouraged to attend and meet White. The event is also open to members of the local community.

White was appointed by the Marshall University Board of Governors to replace Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, who died Dec. 17.

A businessman and coal mining executive, White graduated from Marshall in 1997 with a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a former member and past chairman of the university’s Board of Governors, former member and vice president of the West Virginia Board of Education, and former member of the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees. He has been executive vice president of Blackhawk Mining LLC since October and was president and chief executive officer of International Industries Inc. for a large part of his career, from 1992 to 2007.

Receptions for White have taken place previously on Marshall’s Huntington campus and at the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.