A Message to the WVU Family

Coming back to Morgantown was a calling. I have a deep affection for this institution and for this state. So, on my one-year anniversary back at West Virginia University, I want to thank you for your continued confidence and support.

As with every year, 2014 had highs and lows. I want to make sure that we learn from our lows and extend upon our highs to make our University an even better place to learn, work, live – and have fun.

I hope you will enjoy my “Top 10 Gems of 2014,” a look back at a year that took me on a 55-county tour of West Virginia and brought ESPN College Game Day to campus.

This is going to be a great year for this University and this state. We have on our campus the future of this nation, the best and brightest generation in the history of this country.

We have faced adversity with strength, and now we face opportunity with optimism.