A Message to the WVU Family

As I have stated many times, West Virginia University belongs to the 1.8 million residents of the Mountain State. This is West Virginia’s University.

Last summer I visited each of the state’s 55 counties. This year I am continuing my dialogue with residents as I embark on another wild and wonderful tour that will take me back to at least half of those counties.

I cannot wait to share how we have moved the University forward this year.

In partnership with the WVU Foundation, we are launching a $50 million student scholarship fundraising campaign to support students as they “dream big” in the pursuit of their academic passions. We are investing in a Student Success Initiative that will provide a more integrated, personalized four-year approach to students’ development. And we recently completed purchase of the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley, where we plan to offer classes by Fall 2016.

As I stop by local businesses, WVU Extension programs, alumni events, and fairs and festivals around the state, I look forward to hearing your ideas for new partnerships and initiatives. I want to know how your University can make a difference in your community.

To our dear alumni, friends, students and future students, I hope to see you on the road this summer. In the meantime, follow @GordonGee on Twitter to see where my latest travels have taken me.