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Northern Community College Welcomes New President

By Staff | Oct 2, 2019

Pictured are L-R, Eric Vincent, Larry Lemon, Mary Jo Guida (Joe Manchins Office), Dr. Daniel Mosser, Debbie Bennett, and Larry Tackett.

A welcoming reception was held on Tuesday, September 24, from 4-6 p.m. at the New Martinsville Campus of West Virginia Northern Community College for Dr. Daniel Mosser, who was recently announced as the new President of the College.

Several area digitaries and business people from the community along with administrators of the college gathered to greet and welcome Mosser and express their congratulations, while wishing him well on his appointment.

West Virginia Northern Community College, a public, comprehensive community college with campus locations in Wheeling, Weirton, and New Martinsville, was created on May 9, 1972, and has grown into one of the largest institution of higher education in the Upper Ohio Valley.

Dr. Mosser took over the position on September 16, after the college Board of Governors unanimoulsy approved his appointment. replacing intern President J.Mike Koon who was serving since the recent retirement of Dr. Martin Olshimsky. Mosser comes to WVNCC having served most recently Vice President for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at the College of Southern Maryland.

He previously served in a similar position at Prince George’s Community College. Both colleges are multi-campus community colleges in the Maryland system. He also served as Vice President for Education and Workforce Development with the Associated Builders and Contractors and as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Home Builders Institute and National Association of Home Builders.

He has extensive experience working with industry, government agencies, public schools and other stakeholders in establishing and delivering education programs and in acquiring funds. This expertise should serve the College well in the changing and expanding economy we face in the next few years.

“This is truly an extraordinary opportunity, and I am honored to be selected as the next President of WVNCC,” said Dr. Mosser. “I was so impressed with everyone I met during this selection process on all three WVNCC campuses, and I look forward to working together as we embark on a very exciting time in this community and at Northern. I am looking forward to building upon the positive impact the College has had in the lives of our students.”

Everyone in attendance seemed excited to begin the next phase in the history of the College, especially at the New Martinsville Campus and are, looking forward to working with Dr. Mosser in helping the College grow.

The college offers opportunities for local students to continue their studies as an alternative to the expense of Major Universities while staying close to home, allowing a more flexible schedule, and a chance to explore their options. WVNNC offers all these things, while also recently offering more career opporutinites at their Technical Education Centers.

It is a great opportunity for not only current students but future students ranging from high school to adults to plan for the future by starting a new career. Recently added to the college is the Accelerrated Welding Program from basic to advance welding.

The program is offered at three locations including the New Martinsville/WVNCC Industrial Technology Center. Classes at the New Martinsville campus will be held on Mondays from 5:30 – 10 p.m. and will begin on October 11 and continue for 10 weeks. It is a 45 hour program to help students find a job or enroll in an apprenticeship.

New Martinsville is extremely excited for the future of the Community College under the direction of President Mosser and the community extends him a warm welcome to the area.