Office of the President

President Christopher Gilmer

Biography
Christopher Gilmer is a first-generation college graduate from a rural Mississippi sharecropping family, previously serving as executive director of Alcorn State University in Vicksburg, Mississippi before becoming the 17th president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Alcorn is the nation’s oldest public land-grant Historically Black University (HBCU).

He has spent most of his career in the HBCU system, also serving as vice president for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Adams State University, the oldest Hispanic-Serving Institution in Colorado, and as an adjunct faculty member at two community colleges.

Dr. Gilmer serves as volunteer vice president for Academic and Sponsored Programs at Innovative Behavioral Services, Inc., a nonprofit for which he oversees fundraising for competitive grants.

Contact Information
Phone: (304) 424-8351
Email: president@wvup.edu

Executive Staff

Alice Harris

Executive Vice President
Finance & Administration


Financial Aid

Business Office

Chad Crumbaker J.D.

Vice President
Academic & Student Affairs


Academics

Admissions

Advising

Dr. Keith Gaskin

Vice President
Institutional Advancement


WVU at Parkersburg Foundation

Alumni

Brady Whipkey

Vice President
Facilities


Maintenance

Custodial

President’s Cabinet

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