Robin Capehart (West Liberty)
Educator Robin Capehart - Former President of West Liberty University
The president of Fleet Solutions International in Sarasota, Florida, Robin Capehart has spent many years working in a variety of fields, including that of higher education. His career in education began when he accepted a position as an adjunct professor at Wheeling College in 1979. Robin Capehart later became a visiting law professor at West Virginia University and served in the same capacity at the institution’s Joint Master of Business Administration Program with Marshall University. From 2000 to 2007, he served as an associate professor and director of the Tax Studies program at Marshall University.
In 1985, he took his first administrative role as Chief Administrative Law Judge for the State of West Virginia. Subsequent administrative positions included Secretary of Tax and Revenue for the State of West Virginia (1997-2000), chair of the Governor's Commission on Fair Taxation (1997 - 2000) and chair of the Subcommittee on Educational Funding of the Governor's Commission on Educational Equity and Quality (1997 - 1999). Other administrative roles included chairperson of the Institute for Innovation in Education, the Council of Presidents for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Association of Regional Colleges and Universities, the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Mountain East Conference.
One position in which he excelled was that of president of the West Liberty, West Virginia-based West Liberty University. From 2007 to 2015, Mr. Capehart increased enrollment and campus development and promoted and implemented practices for student success. This included working with a Student Success Task Force to assess essential learning outcomes under the Association of American Colleges & Universities’ LEAP program and establishing the a dual-credit program for high school juniors and seniors taking honors courses at the university.
West Virginia University
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1978
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Government, Magna Cum Laude, 1975