West Virginia Universitys Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has honored a well-known college president and state policymaker.

RobinRobCapehart, who currently serves as president of West Liberty State College, received Eberlys Alumni Recognition Award.

Capehart, a Wheeling native, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in political science from WVU in 1975. He also earned a law degree from WVU s College of Law and a Master of Law degree in taxation from Georgetown University.

He was named West Libertys 33rd president this past July, capping a career in the Mountain State that has included stints as an attorney, cabinet secretary and college professor.

Capehart served in Gov. Cecil Underwoods administration as cabinet secretary for the Department of Tax and Revenue and was chosen one of West Virginias five electors to the Electoral College. He was also an attorney at Steptoe and Johnson and was an associate professor and director of tax studies at Marshall University.

He received the Distinguished West Virginian Award in 2000 and taught public finance at Moldova State University in Chisinau, Moldova, as a Fulbright scholar.

Capehart is also a columnist for The State Journal, a weekly business publication in West Virginia.

The Alumni Recognition Award acknowledges living college alumni, regardless of major or degree level, who contribute to their community by way of their liberal arts education from WVU . Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to nominate individuals from any department or program in the Eberly College.