West Virginia Wesleyan interim president lays out his vision for the institution

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. –The acting president of West Virginia Wesleyan College is “thrilled and honored” to serve in this role.

The institution announced last week the installation of James Moore, who replaced Joel Thierstein as president. Thierstein joined the institution in July 2017.

“I am so excited and honored to have been asked to serve as interim president at West Virginia Wesleyan College,” Moore said Friday.

James Moore (West Virginia Wesleyan College)

Moore joined West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2006 as a music teacher. Moore cited the students and the institution’s “high value” on teaching and learning as reasons he loves the college.

“I think everyone is starting to realize that higher education has to change to meet the needs of 21st century students. WVWC has addressed this change over the past year, with a total overhaul of our general education curriculum and a renewed focus on experiential learning,” he said. “We produce graduates who are adaptable, creative and problem solvers in a rapidly changing world. It’s a strong college, and we’re on the move.

The institution announced on Friday a plan to improve its curriculum and its educational offer. Related projects include new majors, organizations, and partnerships with local and regional organizations.

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