Dear Marshall students, faculty and staff,
I am writing to let you know that after considerable personal reflection, I have decided to define the endpoint of my term as president of Marshall University.
For a variety of personal and professional reasons, I have informed the Board of Governors that I will not seek an extension of my current contract and will be stepping down from my position effective July 15, 2022.
I am announcing my decision now to give the board ample time to make plans to search for the next president.
Serving as your president for the past five years has been a tremendous honor and privilege. I have put my whole self into the job and have always done what I thought was in the best interests of the university.
I look forward to continuing to work with all of you over the next 14 months.
Jerome A. Gilbert, Ph.D.