Former Morgan Co. Schools Treasurer, Jefferson Co. school official named WV President of WV Board of Education

08 July 2024- The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) unanimously elected Nancy J. White as president during its July meeting in Charleston. White previously held the position of Vice President of the WVBE and has served on the Board since 2018 when she was appointed to fill an unexpired term. She was reappointed in January 2023.

President White retired after a 36-year career in West Virginia school business. She held the position of treasurer of Morgan County Schools and also served in Taylor, Lewis and Jefferson county schools. An active member of the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), International, she received the prestigious Eagle Award for lifetime achievement.

“I am humbled to be elected as president of the West Virginia Board of Education,” White said. “This board is dedicated to the education of children in our public schools and the advancement of education to support our state’s economy and future. We have worked earnestly to represent our education community and the critical work that occurs every day at the hands of our educators and administrators. It is a privilege to continue to serve my state because the work ahead of us is so very important.”

President White is a native of Grafton and currently resides in Bridgeport with her husband. Together they have three daughters, seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her term on the WVBE expires in 2031.

The WVBE also elected Victor L. Gabriel as Vice President. He retired from Harrison County Schools after serving as a teacher, administrative staff member and various positions within the county board of education.

Additionally, the WVBE approved the restructuring of offices and elected F. Scott Rotruck as Secretary and L. Paul Hardesty as Legislative Liaison. The WVBE holds elections each July to elect or re-elect officers. President White may serve two consecutive one-year terms as President.