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Charleston Businessman Robert 'Bob' Orders to lead WVU Foundation board

Robert 'Bob' OrdersRobert O. “Bob” Orders, a longtime West Virginia businessman and West Virginia University alumnus, will serve as chairman of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors.

A resident of Charleston, Orders is CEO of Orders Construction Company, Inc., a highway, utility and industrial construction company with operations in West Virginia and Virginia.

Orders is a 1972 graduate of WVU with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and has been a member of the Foundation Board of Directors since 2011. His wife, Ann, also graduated from WVU’s College of Education and Human Services in 1972.

Orders takes over for Susan S. Brewer of Morgantown who served two years as chair.

Pamela Maphis Larrick (’72) of New York, NY, will serve as vice-chair while Marcia A. Broughton (’76, ’79) of Clarksburg will continue serving as secretary. 

Each of the officers will serve a one-year term.

Kevin K. Sidow of Piedmont, Calif., retired president and CEO of Moximed, Inc., a healthcare products and services provider, was elected to a three-year term on the Board. The Fairmont, W.Va., native earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from WVU in 1981.

Rob Alsop, WVU’s vice president of strategic initiatives, will serve as an ex-officio member of the Board.  Alsop earned his political science degree from WVU in 1999 and law degree from the WVU College of Law in 2002. 

Founded in 1954, the WVU Foundation is the independent, not-for-profit fundraising arm of West Virginia University. Its mission is to enrich the lives of those touched by WVU by maximizing private charitable support and providing services to the University and its affiliated organizations.  

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