Charlotte Weber brings more than 30 years of professional experience to her role overseeing federal, state and community government relations for the university. She joined Marshall in 1993 after working in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd. Her experience in higher education, government relations and economic development has expanded the footprint and impact of Marshall by helping to direct investment to the university and state. During her tenure, Weber became the first female director and CEO of the university’s Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (RCBI) and the first female vice president for federal programs. She has driven growth in advanced manufacturing, health care, cybersecurity and forensic science, as well as other strategic areas.
Weber is a graduate of the 1995 Leadership West Virginia program, was named a West Virginia Young Gun and in 2020 was named a West Virginia Sharp Shooter. She was recognized by the governor of the State of West Virginia and awarded the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Advanced Green Manufacturing. She serves on several statewide and regionwide boards, is on the American Council on Education and the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, and is a member of the National and West Virginia Society of Colonial Dames. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in 1987.