West Virginia Universitys Board of Governors today (June 11) said itsfirst prioritysince Fridays announcement that President Mike Garrison will compete his service as president Sept. 1is to focus on appointing an interim president as close to Sept. 1 as possible.

In the meantime, the board and the president will continue to work on issues related to the presidents contract. When those details are finalized, they will be shared as appropriate.

The board will turn its attention to the search for a permanent president after an interim president is firmly in place.