A Message to the WVU Family

A fresh, new academic year is here. It is that magical time when Mountaineers from all walks of life come together again as one in these hills we call home.

It is a time when we forge common goals and set them into motion – to work smart and to play smart, to lift up our friends and community, to rise above all challenges and to ultimately achieve the American Dream.

The start of the fall semester is, in fact, my favorite time of the year. And I hope you share this excitement with me.

For those of you who are new to this campus, the sooner you explore it, the sooner you will fall in love with it. Take advantage of the scenic beauty, the vast academic offerings, the student life opportunities, the athletic and recreational programs, the friendly people, the traditions and the pioneering spirit.

Seasoned Mountaineers already know how much our campus and community have to offer.

So, let us all get out of our comfort zones and take advantage of what West Virginia and the University has to offer. Work hard. Keep learning all that you can. Students, faculty, staff members: I have high regard and expectations for you. I am certain you will do your very best. This is the time to renew our spirit and passion for this wonderful place.

Together, we are helping West Virginia University take its place as one of the best universities in the country.

Let’s go!