West Virginia University has named permanent leaders to fill two key positions in the Department of Transportation and Parking, according to Associate Vice President for Facilities and Services Randy Hudak.

Since April 2013, Clement Solomon has been serving as interim director and Kimberly Hartsell as interim assistant director. They have been named to their permanent roles effective July 1.

“The thing that excites me the most is the unique opportunity to lead our PRT modernization efforts as well as taking parking management to new heights by incorporating data-based decision making and technological innovations,” Solomon said.

Solomon was the first director of sustainability at WVU, a role which will now go to a staff member who has long been involved in University-wide conservation efforts.

Traci Knabenshue, who has served as conservation specialist for WVU, has been selected to serve as the interim director of Sustainability effective immediately. Overseeing the recycling program since 2011, Knabenshue holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from WVU. Stephanie Toothman, operation coordinator of the campus-wide recycling program will now serve as the interim conservation specialist. While implementing the new single-stream recycling system on the main campus, Toothman will be available to assist with any recycle needs from this point forward.



CONTACT: Phoenicia Keffer, Public Relations Manager
304-293-5147, Phoenicia.Keffer@mail.wvu.edu

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