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WVNCC announces Shelly Carenbauer as new Board of Governors Chair

Posted 09/12/23

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West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) proudly announces Shelly Carenbauer as the new Chair of the College's Board of Governors. Carenbauer, who previously served as vice chair, assumes the leadership role, succeeding David Artman. Carenbauer is a Commercial Banking Executive for Unified Bank.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Shelly over the past several years in various leadership roles on our Board, and we are very excited for her to assume the role as chair now,” commented WVNCC President Daniel Mosser. “Her enduring dedication to our College's mission and our students has always stood out. I am eager to work with her writing the College’s next chapter."

Carenbauer received her Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from West Liberty University as well as her Master’s in Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University. She is a member of Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2022. Shelly currently sits on the Executive Board for the YWCA of Wheeling and recently joined the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra board.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Carenbauer added, "Assuming the role of Chair and collaborating with fellow board members who share my passion for WVNCC is a thrilling opportunity. It’s an exciting time at Northern, with its recent outstanding accreditation assessment, substantial facility enhancements, including the unveiling of the $1 million Nursing simulation labs, and the introduction of several innovative degree programs. As one of the premier educational institutions in the region, WVNCC plays a critical role, not only in education, but also as an economic engine in New Martinsville, Weirton, Wheeling, and the region."

Consisting currently of 11 members, board members are appointed for four-year terms, without compensation, by the Governor and fulfill roles and duties of a local governing board in accordance with the Higher Education Act adopted by the State Legislature. In addition to the eight governor appointees, there is a faculty, staff and student appointee that makes up the 11-member board.

In addition to Carenbauer, the WVNCC Board of Governors include:

  • Jacob Altmeyer, Vice Chair
  • Larry Lemon, Secretary
  • David Artman
  • Elizabeth Hofreuter
  • DJ McGlaughlin
  • Christine Mitchell
  • Ron Scott, Jr.
  • Chris Kefauver, Faculty Representative
  • Hilary Wilson, Staff Representative
  • Tyler Mitchell, Student Representative