MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –West Virginia University has named Greg Bowman the permanent dean of the College of Law, effective May 1.
Bowman has been serving as interim dean since the previous dean, Joyce McConnell, was appointed provost of the university by President E. Gordon Gee in June 2014. Bowman has been a member of the faculty since 2009 and served as associate dean for academic affairs for a year before his interim appointment.
“I’ve worked with Greg for several years and have always known that he is an exceptional legal scholar, teacher, and leader,” McConnell said. “We conducted a national search for our next dean at the College of Law and Greg just rose naturally to the top of the pool.”
President Gee, who was dean of the College of Law for two years before he first became president of West Virginia University in 1981, applauded Bowman’s appointment.