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Pamela Balch

Pamela Balch

Pamela Balch is the 18th president of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Balch is a 1971 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College,[1] and was the unanimous choice as the eighteenth president of the college by the Board of Trustees.

Pamela Jubin Balch
18th President of
West Virginia Wesleyan College
In office
Preceded byWilliam R. Haden
Personal details
BornUniontown, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Patrick Balch
Alma materWest Virginia Wesleyan

Balch has spent 28 years in higher education and came to Wesleyan after serving as president of Mayville State University, North Dakota.[2] Prior to Mayville, the Uniontown, Pennsylvania, native was the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Bethany College in West Virginia, Vice Provost for Academic Planning at California State University, Chico, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus.[1]

She served as the director of Wesleyan’s graduate programs in education from 1985–88 and was a member of the education faculty at the college from 1978-88. Her professional career began as a public school teacher in West Virginia.[1]


  1. Bergland, Bob (June 29, 2006). "Balch returns to roots". Grand Forks Herald.
  2. "Mayville State's head to leave, Pamela Balch heads back to become President of alma mater". Grand Forks Herald. February 17, 2006.

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