A Message to the WVU Family

Our love for this institution unites us. Our calling unites us. All of us – faculty, staff, health care providers, administrators, students and alumni – share the same calling: To improve people’s lives, in West Virginia and around the world.

To do that, we must let our aspirations soar as high as the mountains that surround us.

In my State of the University address, I outlined how we will propel West Virginia University and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force.

We will work as ONE University to eliminate bureaucracy, put students first, reward talented faculty and staff, and create the Center for Big Ideas to ask – and answer – tough questions facing West Virginia and the country.

This is more than an opportunity. It is more than a mission. It is a calling.

It is my calling. It is your calling.

I believe in West Virginia and West Virginia University rising. And I believe in each of you.