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Charles Byers to retire at Provost at WVSU

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Provost Byers (right) pictured with WVSU President Dr. Brian O. Hemphill (left). Provost Byers (right) pictured with WVSU President Dr. Brian O. Hemphill (left).
INSTITUTE, WV -

After 41 years at West Virginia State University, Provost R. Charles Byers Monday announced his retirement effective June 30, 2014. Byers began his career at WVSU as a professor in the education department and has held several leadership roles."Charles is one of State's greatest assets, a champion for education and a son of West Virginia State University. Throughout my presidency," said Dr. Brian O. Hemphill, President of WVSU. "He is an educator at heart and I am thankful he has agreed to remain an engaged member of the administration for one more year following his retirement as Provost. He will forever remain a part of the State family."

Upon stepping down as Provost, Byers will serve as Senior Advisor to the President for one year with primary responsibilities including the campus master plan and the University's accreditation. "It has been a joy working and being part of the State family and I look forward to an additional year of service working directly alongside the President in his office," Byers said in a news release from WVSU.

Byers was born in Logan, WV and raised in West Dunbar. He is a 1968 graduate of WVSU with a bachelor's degree in Art Education.