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academic administrator

Edwin Hugh Welch, American academic administrator. Named Teacher of Year, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1974.


Welch, Edwin Hugh was born on April 11, 1944 in Baltimore. Son of Lester Kenneth and Catherine (Dodrer).


Bachelor, Western Maryland College, 1965. STB, Boston University School Theology, 1968. Postgraduate, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1971. Doctor of Education (honorary), Alderson-Broaddus College, 2003.


Associate professor, chairman, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, 1971-1975;associate professor, chairman, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1975-1979;director weekend college, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, 1979-1980;dean, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1980-1981;provost, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa., 1981-1989;president, U. Charleston, West Virginia, since 1989. Chairman Iowa Deans Confs., Des Moines, 1984-1989. Title III evaluator Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, 1983-1985.

President West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1994-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to education journals.


God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Board directors Business and Industrial Development Corporation, Charleston Area Medical Center, Health Systems, Health, Education and Research Institute. Member advisory board BlackBerry&T of West Virginia. Creator, director Community Leadership Development Program, Waverly, 1986-1988.

Board directors, president Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Family Planning Association, 1976-1981. Member West Virginia Indiana Colleges and Universities (executive committee) Baltimore Conference United Methodist Church (ordained), Appalachian College Association (chair 2000-2003), Council Indiana Colleges, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (president 1994-1996), Rotary International (past president Charleston chapter).


Married Janet Gail Boggess, November 22, 1977.

Lester Kenneth Welch

Catherine (Dodrer) Welch

Janet Gail Boggess