CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education on Thursday elected Wade Linger as its president for 2011-2012. The board also elected Gayle Manchin from Kanawha County as vice president and Robert Dunlevy from Ohio County as secretary.
Linger, a high tech entrepreneur, was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in 2008 to a nine-year term. Linger is a native of Charleston and current Marion County resident. Trained as a computer programmer while serving in the U.S. Air Force, Linger has spent much of his professional career in the fields of technology and research. Linger is a community leader and volunteer. He served with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and is a former Boy Scout leader. He also served on the West Virginia University's College of Engineering Advisory Council. Linger received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from St. Leo College, Fla., in 1989.