State Superintendent of Schools

Robert W. Dunlevy

Robert William Dunlevy is a graduate of West Virginia University (WVU) with a Bachelor’s in Education. As a student at WVU, he played football and, after graduating, went on to play professional football for the Dallas Cowboys and semi-pro football for the Wheeling Ironmen.

Dunlevy was an elected member of the Ohio County Board of Education From 1985 to 2005, serving as its president from 2003-2005. In 2005, he was appointed to the State Board of Education on a nine-year term. He was re-appointed to serve a second nine-year term by Governor Jim Justice in November 2018.

He retired from Lincoln Manufacturing of Houston, TX. In 2014 after 17 years of service. He completed 25 years of service on the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley board in 2017 and most recently served as board chairman.

Dunlevy and his wife Connie live in Wheeling, WV, and have three children and six grandchildren.

Dunlevy was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education in November 2018 for a nine-year term ending in November 2027.