Clyburn has been selected by a search committee at Alderson-Broaddus College, in Philippi, W.Va., to replace its president, who is retiring in June. The college's board of trustees will vote on the recommendation next month.
Clyburn has a contract with the college that runs through June 2012. It was unclear Thursday whether the trustees would require him to fulfill it.
The college's Board of Trustees last month voted to use unrestricted funds to pay off $2 million in long-term debt and to limit short-term borrowing.