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WVSOM Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is comprised of nine lay members appointed by the Governor and three elected representatives, one each from the faculty, classified employees and student body.

The powers and duties of the the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board include:

  • The control, supervision and management of the financial, business, and education policies and affairs of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • The development and regular updating of institutional master plans and compacts for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and the filing of same with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission;
  • The preparation of annual budget requests for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine which relate directly to the mission, goals, and projections as found in the institutional master plans and the institutional compacts;
  • The management of all personnel matters, including, but not limited to, employment, classification, compensation, and discipline for employees of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • The solicitation and management of voluntary support, including financial contributions and support services, for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • The appointment of the president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, subject to the approval of the Policy Commission;
  • The evaluation of performance for the president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine;
  • The delegation of power and control over the business affairs of the institution to the president or other administrative head of the institution, as permitted by state law, in any case where it considers the delegation necessary and prudent in order to enable the institution to function in a proper and expeditious manner and to meet the requirements of its institutional compact.

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