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West Liberty University reopens presidential search

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West Liberty University is reopening the search for its next president after another finalist withdrew from consideration.

Robert Colvin withdrew prior to a meeting of the West Liberty Board of Governors on Wednesday, the university said in a news release Thursday.

That left West Liberty provost Brian Crawford as the only candidate. Crawford interviewed on campus last week. Two other finalists withdrew from the search over the summer.

An announcement on a new president had been expected by the end of this month. Board chairman Rich Lucas said the board decided “it was best to reopen the search and a new timeline will be announced soon.”

Stephen Greiner announced his retirement as president effective at the end of June but has agreed to stay on the job through the end of November.