College History

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Board of Governors

The contact person for Board of Governors information is Lori Midkiff. She may be reached by calling (304) 929-5472 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following documents provide additional information about the Board of Governors for New River Community and Technical College:

Meeting Agendas and Minutes




New River Community and Technical College is part of the West Virginia Community and Technical College Education System.

Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know refers to a Federally-mandated public disclosure of a college's graduation rate and transfer rate required as part of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991. The intent of Student Right to Know is to provide to the consumer a statistic of comparable effectiveness that can be used in the determination of college choice. All colleges nationwide are required to participate in the disclosure of rates.

The Student Right to Know Report is a cohort-based study which involves tracking the completion or graduation rates of first-time, full-time students from each fall semester over a period of three years. Students are counted as a completion or graduation if they earn a degree or certificate or complete a transfer-preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student's program.

To fully understand what the Student Right to Know rates mean, one should know its limitations. First, the cohort group can be quite small compared to the entire community college population, and is therefore not fully representative of all students. For example, the report does not include part-time students. Approximately 35% of students at New River in the 2013-14 academic year were enrolled part-time. Tracking transfer students is very difficult, and since there is no central nationwide "clearinghouse" of transfer data, it is impossible to generate accurate transfer-out rates.

In compliance with federal regulations, New River Community and Technical College has made available the graduation and transfer rates for the 2010 cohort. The data is presented below:

2013-2014 Report Data for Cohort Year 2010

Graduation Rates (within a 3 year completion time)

Graduation Rate – 10%

Male – 7%
Female – 12%
White – 10%
Black or African American – 23%
Other (Hispanic/American Indian/Asian) – 0%

Transfer-Out Rate (within a 3 year completion time)

Transfer-out – 16%
Male – 9%
Female – 19%
White – 14%
Black or African American – 41%
Other (Hispanic/American Indian/Asian – 4%

The source for this data is IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) and can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics.

Other available relevant completion, retention and passage rates for New River are included in the annual West Virginia Higher Education Report Card.

Campus Crime Statistics for New River can be found at

Values Statement

Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action. Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.


  • Commit to the well-being of others.
  • Model behavior that promotes unity.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the College's mission.
  • Promote a caring and supportive environment.
  • Support continuous personal and professional growth.


  • Practice fairness and honesty.
  • Uphold ethical, professional, academic, and financial standards.
  • Ensure transparency.
  • Be accountable.


  • Respect the freedom and dignity of each individual.
  • Respect and promote diversity.
  • Promote positive attitudes toward each other.
  • Provide equal opportunity for success.
  • Prepare students and employees to work in a global and diverse environment.


  • Provide service to each other and to the community.
  • Be a responsive member of the community.


  • Pursue truth, learning and quality scholarship.
  • Commit to increasing the knowledge of all individuals associated with the College.
  • Foster lifelong learning.
  • Maintain high standards in our constant pursuit of excellence.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation Presentations

In view of its commitment to excellence in education, New River Community and Technical College maintains independent institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The accreditation process provides an opportunity for critical self-analysis to promote quality in programs and services.

Over the last two years, New River CTC has conducted an extensive institutional self-study and will host a comprehensive site visit from members of the Higher Learning Commission October 27-29. The team will assess whether the college's accreditation should be reaffirmed.

During September, a number of presentations have been scheduled to give New River employees and students and the general public insight into the findings of the self-study.

Lizabeth Rogers, self-study coordinator, and other members of the Accreditation Leadership Committee will present the information contained in the self-study and share plans for the upcoming site visit. The theme for the presentations will be "The New River Hawks Are Soaring with Accreditation."

The presentations are scheduled several times on each campus to make it convenient for as many people as possible to attend, while allowing for smaller audience groups so attendees will feel comfortable asking questions and making comments.

Presentation Sessions

Advanced Technology Center

  • Tuesday Sept 4, at 6 p.m (in conjunction with the Board of Governors meeting)
  • Monday, Sept 22, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room T302)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room T300)

Raleigh County Campus

  • Friday, Sept. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C10)
  • Monday, Sept. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C4)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room C5)
  • Friday, Sept. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. (Room C10)
  • Monday, Sept. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. (Room A2)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. (Room C4)


Greenbrier Valley Campus

  • Monday, Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10-11:30 p.m
  • Friday, Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m

Mercer County Campus

  • Monday, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10-11:30 a.m
  • Nicholas County Campus
  • Monday, Sept. 15, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5-6:30 p.m.(Room N105)
  • Friday, Sept. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. (Room N105).




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