Lucas Taylor Named Potomac State College’s New Director of Development

Leonard Colelli, Ph.D. Campus Provost for Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU), is pleased to announce the addition of Lucas Taylor to the newly created position, Director of Development.  “Lucas is a PSC alumnus and having grown up in Keyser, brings with him energy, enthusiasm, and a wealth of knowledge about our campus and local community” Lucas Taylorsaid Dr. Colelli.

After studying at PSC during the 1998-99 school year, Lucas earned a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree (with a secondary education specialization) from Shepherd University.  He also earned a master’s of science degree in Organizational Leadership from Wheeling Jesuit University.  Prior to coming to Potomac State, Lucas worked as an assistant baseball coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, a professional baseball player for three minor league teams (Worcester Tornadoes, River City Rascals, and Atlantic City Surf) and most recently served as a business administrator at Life Time Fitness in Cary, NC.

Lucas will immediately begin training as a college development officer with personnel from the WVU Foundation.  Lucas indicated that his “main goal in coming home is to have an opportunity to give back to the school and community that has done so much for his life” and according to Dr. Colelli, “that’s exactly what we need at this time.”

According to Dr. Colelli, “given the national trend of disinvestment in public higher education by many states, this new position will be critical to our long-term goal of maintaining quality education at an affordable cost to our students.  Lucas will initially alternate between his training at WVU and focusing inward with the campus community in order to become better acquainted with the needs of our faculty, staff, and students.  After that, our focus will shift outward to a process of strengthening and building long-term relationships with our alumni and business community.” 

Taylor can be reached at or 304.788.6995