The inauguration of Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng as Bluefield State College’s 13th president took place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ned Shott Gymnasium.

The inauguration was a centerpiece of a celebration of Bluefield State—"Honoring Our Heritage, Forging Our Future." A rich array of events demonstrating Bluefield State's academic achievement, service, and community engagement began on April 18 and extended through the College's 2013 Commencement Exercises on May 18.

About the President

Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng became the 13th President of Bluefield State College in Bluefield, West Virginia, in September 2012. Her 25 years of leadership in higher education includes extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic plans at both the campus and state system levels. Dr. Krotseng is committed to the belief that the future of a college and its community are intertwined. A vibrant college contributes to a strong community; in turn, a vibrant community contributes to a strong campus. She demonstrates this commitment through participating as a member of the City of Bluefield-Bluefield State College Task Force and several other local civic organizations.     

Previously, Dr. Krotseng served for five years as Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Executive Director of the College Technical Education Council for the North Dakota University System and its 11 institutions. At Valdosta State University in Georgia she led development of the University's award-winning integrated strategic planning process. She also has held higher education leadership positions with the state-level higher education boards in West Virginia as well as at universities in Ohio, Connecticut, and Mississippi. Dr. Krotseng is a member of the Executive Board for the American Council on Education's State Network. She is a past President of the national Association for Institutional Research and has served as a board member for a number of professional and civic organizations. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary and also earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from that institution.