As Gov. Joe Manchin prepares to announce two additional members to West Virginia Universitys governing board following Wednesdays appointment of Dr. Charles M. Vest, Board of Governors Chairman Steve Goodwin thanked outgoing members Robert A. Wells and Stephen B. Farmer for theirselfless serviceover their respective four-year terms, which end June 30.

Roberts and Steves love for and commitment to this University and what it stands for were quite evident over the past several years,Goodwin said.I want to thank them on behalf of a grateful Board for helping guide and govern this institution during some challenging but rewarding times. They have helped make WVU a stronger and more effective institution because of their insight and experience.

Former Bethlehem Steel President CurtisHankBarnettes service on the Board also expires this month after two consecutive four-year terms. He was honored with BOG chairman emeritus status at the June 6 meeting.