Vicki Riley has been named as president of West Virginia Northern Community College.
Riley has served as the school's vice president of academic affairs since January 2008.
The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education appointed Riley to the president's job on Thursday.
Riley's appointment is effective Jan. 6. She will replace Martin J. Olshinsky, who is retiring.
She previously served as special assistant to the chancellor for the community and technical college council and as president of Marshall Community and Technical College.