West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Vienna resident appointed to state Community and Technical College Council.
CONTACT: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 304-424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A local hospital administrator has been selected to serve on the West Virginia Community and Technical College Council.
WV Governor Joe Manchin has appointed Greg Smith, director of marketing and public affairs for Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, to a four-year term on the community college council. The council is responsible for the administration of community college and vocational-technical education in the state.
"We are pleased to have Greg's presence on the council. He will bring a valuable wealth of insight to the council with his knowledge of the state and of the educational needs of businesses and the health industry," WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage noted.
Smith will represent the Mid-Ohio Valley Community and Technical College District which includes Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties.
"I am very humbled and honored by Governor Manchin's recent appointment as a member of the Council," Smith said. "This is just one of the many examples of how members of Wood County can assist his administration in leadership roles. It shows Governor Manchin's commitment to improve the educational opportunities in West Virginia."
"The council is dedicated to keeping our state as the place to do business by establishing and maintaining vibrant and progressive educational and training programs that will provide one of the most competent and effective work forces in our nation," he noted.
A Vienna resident, Smith serves on numerous boards and is extremely active in community events and area development. He is also a successful business owner and community leader. He owns B&G LLC, an outdoor advertising and real estate management corporation and is the manager/member of G&B Farms, a limited liability company which owns and manages farming, ranching, mineral and timber operations for properties near Williamstown.
He received his bachelor of arts degreein psychology from Southern Utah State University, a master's in business administration from Central Michigan University, and a master's degree in integrated marketing and communications from West Virginia University. He is also an in-residence graduate of numerous national and international senior management schools.
Prior to residing in West Virginia, Smith served more than 22 years in the U.S. Air Force with his last assignment as Secretary of the Air Force Director of Public Affairs, Midwest Region. He has been recognized nationally for his work in public relations and is also the recipient of numerous military decorations including the Airmanís Medal, the highest peacetime military decoration for heroism.