University of Charleston

Executive Vice President for Continuing and Professional Education & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Jerry Forster

(2013 – present)
B.S., University of Charleston
M.S., Marshall University
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University


“I believe that education is largely about the journey – and my role here at UC is to help make sure that our operations are all in place to make our students’ journeys successful, and to provide a positive atmosphere for our faculty and staff as well. I work with a wide variety of people – both on and off campus – who all contribute to making UC exceptional.  As a UC graduate, this university is very special to me. And I work hard to make sure it shines in its very best light.”

Jerry Forster, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer