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Man appointed to W.Va. education board

July 24, 2000

Man appointed to W.Va. education board



Richard J. Shearer of Berkeley Springs has been named by Gov. Cecil Underwood to the newly formed West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Shearer replaces Dennis Bone of Charleston on the board.

"Richard Shearer is an educated, highly successful executive who brings excellent credentials to the commission," Underwood said.

Shearer is president and chief operating officer of U.S. Silica Co. of Berkeley Springs. He's a West Virginia native and holds a bachelor's degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi and a master's degree from Michigan State University.

The Higher Education Policy Commission is comprised of seven citizens; David Ice, the state secretary of Arts and Education; the state superintendent of schools or another state board selection. The commission was created by Senate Bill 653 in the West Virginia Legislature.

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