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COVID-19 Planning Groups

The sudden shift to remote teaching and the closure of campus in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic led University administrators to establish COVID-19 Planning Groups to review, assess and plan for the University's next steps. These groups and their members are outlined below.

Planning Groups

Health and Safety

Jeffrey Coben, co-chair
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean
School of Public Health
Carmen Burrell, co-chair Division Chief of Ambulatory Operations Medical Director and Associate Professor
Urgent Care, Student Health Services and International Travel Clinic, School of Medicine
Rob Alsop Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Government Relations
Johnna Bolyard Associate Professor College of Education and Human Services
Lesley Cottrell Director, Professor Center for Excellence in Disabilities, School of Medicine and School of Public Health
Christopher Cuff Director of Core Resources School of Medicine
Corey Farris Dean of Students Division of Student Life
Scotti Foltz Office Manager Health Sciences Center
Gayle Fratto Associate Director Environmental Health and Safety
Robert Gerbo Director, Division of Occupational Medicine School of Public Health
Leslie Miele Associate Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Health Sciences Center
Aaron Monseau Chief Division of Sports Medicine, Program Director for Sports Medicine Fellowship, Head Team Physician of WVU Athletics School of Medicine
Marsha Payton Assistant Director Medical Management Talent and Culture
John Principe Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety Facilities and Services
Amy Root Department Chair and Associate Professor College of Education and Human Services
Tara Scatterday Executive Director, Communications and Institutional Relations Health Sciences Center
Stephanie Taylor General Counsel General Counsel
Arif Sarwari Chairman and Associate Professor School of Medicine
Lee Smith Executive Director, Monongalia County Health Officer and Adjunct Professor Monongalia County Health Department and School of Medicine

Talent and Culture

Cris DeBord, chair Vice President Talent and Culture
Brent Bunner Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for Strategic Initiatives University Relations and Enrollment Management
Joan Crabtree Supervisor Campus Services, Staff Council Facilities Management
Scott Fleming Senior Director, Associate Professor Center for Executive Education, Chambers College of Business and Economics
Melissa Latimer Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture Office of the Provost
Tony Michael Program Director of Family and Community Development Extension Service
James Morris Assistant Vice President Talent and Culture
Emily Murphy Faculty Senate-Past Chair Extension Service
Presha Neidermeyer Associate Provost for Academic Personnel Office of the Provost
Melanie Nichols Supervisor Campus Services, Secretary/Treasurer, Staff Council Facilities Management
John Principe Executive Director Environmental Health and Safety
Sarah Seime Director of Human Resource Partner Talent and Culture
Mike Spooner Associate General Counsel General Counsel
Chris Staples Special Assistant to the Office of the Provost Office of the Provost
Ted Svehlik Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Procurement Contracting and Payment Services
Amber Tennant Director of Employee Relations Talent and Culture
Maria Witt Executive Human Resource Partner Talent and Culture

Student Life

Corey Farris, co-chair Dean of Students Division of Student Life
Jennifer Fisher, co-chair Executive Officer for Policy Development, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Governors Presidents Office
Sabrina Cave Assistant Vice President of Student Life Communications Division of Student Life
Carmen Congelio Marketing Specialist University Relations/Enrollment Management
Andy Darling Director Campus Recreation
Lisa DiBartolomeo Teaching Professor Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
T. Anne Hawkins Clinical Director/Associate Director Carruth Center
Elaine McVay Director of Housing Marketing University Relations/Enrollment Management
Matthew Richardson Director Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership
Chase Riggs President Student Government Association
Emily Sands Interim Dean of Students WVU IT
Carrie Showalter Executive Director Office of Student Conduct
Ted Svehlik Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Procurement Contracting and Payment Services
Lucas Taylor Dean of Student Experience WVU Keyser
Kristi Wood-Turner Director Center for Service and Learning

Operations

Ted Svehlik, current chair Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Procurement Contracting and Payment Services
Dave Beaver, former chair Associate Vice President Auxiliary and Business Services
Rob Alsop Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Government Relations
Robert Beck Director of Procurement Procurement Contracting and Payment Services
Joseph Calicchio Director of Contract Administration, Director of Contract Administration Dining Services
Andy Darling Director Campus Recreation
Karen Diaz Dean WVU Libraries
Gayle Fratto Associate Director Environmental Health and Safety
Todd Gauer General Manager of the Erickson Alumni Center Alumni Association
Mark Gavin Associate Provost for Academic Budget, Facilities and Strategic Initiatives Office of the Provost
Terry Jackson Director Visitors Center
Patrick Kight Utilities Distribution Operations Manager Facilities Management
Jamie Kosik Associate Vice President Facilities and Services
Chris MacDonald Executive Director Housing
Marcie Milans Administrative Assistant Auxiliary and Business Services
Sam Miller Director of Maintenance Facilities and Services
Meredith Morris Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Scheduling Planning Design, Construction and Scheduling
Rob Moyer Director Facilities Planning and Scheduling
Andrew Nix Associate Professor Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Joe Patten Executive Director Planning, Design, Construction and Scheduling
Timothy Povenski Manager of Strategic Initiatives Health Sciences Center
Dalibor Psotka Director of Operations Facilities Management
John Principe Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety Facilities and Services
Clement Solomon Director Transportation and Parking
Steve Watkins Enterprise Support Information Technology Services
Jamie Whoolery Coordinator of Production and Facilities College of Creative Arts

Academics

Maryanne Reed, co-chair Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
Paul Kreider, co-chair Vice Provost Office of the Provost

Academics Subgroups

Below are the Academic planning subgroups and their members.

Academic Planning

Paul Kreider, chair Vice Provost Office of the Provost
Keith Bailey Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean WVU Online
Kimberly Barnes Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Tracey Beckley Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning Commons
Damien Clement Assistant Dean WVU Honors College
Amanda Debastiani Executive Director of Strategic Programs and Planning Office of the Provost
David Hauser Teaching Assistant Professor Department of Political Science
John Hendricks Associate Dean College of Creative Arts
Erin Kelley Director of Learning Experience Design Teaching and Learning Commons
Valerie Lastinger Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Carolyn Long Campus President WVU Tech
Fredrick McDonald Director of Advising and Recruitment Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success
Meredith Morris Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Scheduling Planning Design, Construction and Scheduling
Sandra Oerly-Bennett Assistant Vice President Student Financial Support and Services
Graham Peace Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Programs John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Aimee Pfeifer Registrar Office of the Provost
Nathalie Singh-Corcoran Faculty Senate Chair, Service Professor and Coordinator of the Writing Studio Department of English
Louis Slimak Assistant Provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation Office of the Provost
Louise Veselicky Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Health Sciences Center
Evan Widders Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Office of the Provost
David Wyrick Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Global Affairs Subgroup

Amber Brugnoli, chair Associate Vice President and Executive Director for Global Affairs Office of the Provost
Kristopher Bennett Assistant Director, Compliance |ARO & PDSO International Students and Scholars Services
Katie Condon Assistant Director of Recruitment Undergraduate Admissions
Corey Farris Dean of Students Division of Student Life
Jeretta Ford Senior Admissions Counselor WVU Tech
Allie Karshenas Associate Vice President of Clinical Operations and Institutional Advancement Health Sciences Center
Beth Little Dean of Enrollment Management and University Relations WVU Potomac State College
Ashley Martucci Faculty Senate Chair-Elect, Service Assistant Professor College of Education and Human Services
Henry Oliver Director of Global Advancement Global Affairs
Amy Thompson Department Chair and Professor of Applied Linguistics Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Stuart Wells Interim Assistant Director University Relations/Enrollment Management
Vanessa Yerkovich Director of Education Abroad Global Affairs

Pedagogy Subgroup

Evan Widders, chair Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Office of the Provost
Tracey Beckley Assistant Dean Teaching and Learning Commons
Amanda Debastiani Executive Director of Strategic Programs and Planning Office of the Provost
Phil Douthitt Associate Dean of Academic Affairs WVU Potomac State College
Erin Kelley Director of Learning Experience Design Teaching and Learning Commons
Valerie Lastinger Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Melissa Latimer Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Culture Office of the Provost
Ashley Martucci Faculty Senate Chair-Elect, Service Assistant Professor College of Education and Human Services
Meredith Morris Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Scheduling Planning Design, Construction and Scheduling
John Navaratnam Associate Chair for Undergraduate Advising, Recruitment and Retention Department of Biology
Joan Neff Campus Provost WVU Tech
Roger Neptune Assistant Director of Learning Experience Design Teaching and Learning Commons
Nathalie Singh-Corcoran Faculty Senate Chair, Service Professor and Coordinator of the Writing Studio Department of English
Louis Slimak Assistant Provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation Office of the Provost

Research Subgroup

Sheena Murphy, chair Associate Vice President for Research Development Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dave Beaver Associate Vice President Auxiliary and Business Services
Jeffrey Coben Associate Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean School of Public Health
Christopher Cuff Director of Core Resources School of Medicine
Mark Gavin Associate Provost for Academic Budget Facilities and Strategic Initiatives
Stanley Hileman Professor School of Medicine
Lisa Hunt-Turner Senior Manager of Strategic Research Initiatives Research Office
Fred King Vice President for WVU Research Research Office
Duncan Lorimer Associate Dean for Research Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Xingbo Liu Interim Associate Dean for Research Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Melanie Page Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activities Research Office
Ted Svehlik Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Procurement Contracting and Payment Services
Richard Thomas Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Academic Affairs Office of the Provost
Matthew Wilson Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director of the Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design