Less than a month on the job and the states new higher education chancellor is already making the rounds to college campuses.

Chancellor Brian Noland was on the West Virginia University campus Wednesday (June 21) meeting with administrators and members of various constituency groups.

Noland, who earned both his bachelors and masters degrees in political science from WVU , was hired in April by the state Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) to oversee the states public colleges and universities.

Nolands selection followed a six-month search to replace J. Michael Mullen, who announced last fall his intent to step down.

Noland is the former associate executive director for policy, planning and research for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.