University of Pikeville hires new president

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The University of Pikeville has hired a new president.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Burton Webb will take office as president of the university on Jan. 1.

The school’s board of trustees chairman Terry Dotson says the board’s vote to hire Webb was unanimous.

In a statement, Dotson says Burton has the vision and leadership skills to lead the university into the next decade.

Webb currently serves as the vice president for academic affairs at Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho. He spent 16 years at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he held several positions, including associate dean for the School of Physical and Applied Sciences.

The University of Pikeville has 2,500 students with colleges of osteopathic medicine and optometry.

The school’s most recent president, James Hurley, resigned in April.


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