MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University's Board of Governors has recommended the hiring of an interim president.
Without announcing a name, the board forwarded its recommendation for Jim Clements' temporary replacement to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission meets Friday in South Charleston.
WVU Board chairman James Dailey says the board is "thrilled'' with its selection.
The WVU board also set a goal of having a permanent president in place by next fall.
Clements accepted the presidency of Clemson University in November.