It stands to reason that the person in charge of the institution responsible for career creation, entrepreneurship and job retention in the county should be recognized by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Charles “Chuck” Terrell, PhD, President of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Person of the Year.
“It is really a team effort,” Terrell said. “I am surrounded by good, smart people. They are great to work with.”
Through Terrell’s leadership, those people, the faculty and staff at Eastern, have a vested interest in the success of the institution.
“I have always tried to run Eastern as a business,” Terrell said. “As an institution of higher learning, we have to be resourceful and epitomize that entrepreneurial spirit. So I use a break-even analysis.”