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Kathy G. Eddy appointed to Marshall Board of Governors

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Marshall alumna Kathy G. Eddy of Parkersburg to the Marshall University Board of Governors.

Eddy, a 1972 Marshall graduate, is a Certified Public Accountant at McDonough, Eddy, Poling & Baylous, A.C., an audit, accounting and financial services firm. She is also on the board of Harsco Corporation, where she sits on the compensation committee and the audit committee.

“I am very grateful for the education that I received at Marshall University,” Eddy said. “It has had a profound influence on my life. I am honored to be asked to work with President Smith and the board of governors to be a part of giving future students the opportunities that my Marshall University education provided me.”

Board of Governors Chairman Geoff Sheils said the members are thrilled to welcome Eddy to the board.

“Being a national leader in the accounting profession who has a great passion for her alma mater, Kathy’s business acumen combined with her extensive experience in higher education and health care make her a perfect addition,” said Sheils. “We look forward to working alongside Kathy and know her service will truly enhance the university’s ability to successfully navigate the ever-changing dynamics of higher education.”

Marshall University President Brad D. Smith congratulated Eddy on her appointment.

“We are incredibly pleased and honored to welcome Kathy to our board of governors,” Smith said. “Her superb financial skills, incredible talent and love of Marshall are a perfect combination to help drive the university forward.”

She is expected to be officially sworn in at the next board meeting scheduled for Aug. 8.

Eddy replaces outgoing member Chris Miller who opted out of consideration for the position.

Justice also reappointed BOG members Kipp Bodnar and Ginny T. Lee to terms ending June 30, 2027.