Association announces resignation of President at Annual Board Meeting

Friday, May 30, 2014


May 30, 2014
Contact: Allyson Hall



Association announces resignation of President at Annual Board Meeting


During its recent Board of Directors meeting hosted by the University of Pikeville, The Appalachian College Association accepted the resignation of its President, Dr. Paul B. Chewning.  “We are grateful for all of Dr. Chewnings’ contributions and leadership over the past six plus years,” said the Chair of the Board of Directors Dr. Pam Balch.  Dr. Balch serves on the association’s Board of Directors as President of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Effective immediately, the Board of Directors named Mr. Tom Rogers as the Acting President of the Association.  The Board of Directors also announced a strategic “visioning” process that will begin in the coming months.  Dr. Balch commented, “We are ready to take the next steps in providing enhanced services to the membership and this exercise will help us identify the best direction of our now over twenty plus year old academic consortium.”

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The Appalachian College Association is an organization of private, independent liberal arts colleges that provides expanded and enhanced learning opportunities to faculty and students for the purpose of serving the educational and economic well-being of the people and communities of Central Appalachia. This educational consortium offers a wide variety of academic, research, scholarship, library and travel programs serving more than 54,000 students and 4,000 faculty in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Appalachian College Association is an independent 501 (c)(3) incorporated organization.