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Higher Learning Commission visit highlights spirit of One WVU

March 7, 2018

To the West Virginia University Campus Community,

A site visit from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a critical event for any university. It is an opportunity for us to present the many exciting initiatives we have at West Virginia University, while also allowing us to gain an outside perspective on areas upon which we can improve. It can, no doubt, be a stressful time for all involved. With that in mind, we are happy to report that the HLC site visit to West Virginia University this past Monday and Tuesday was a wonderful experience for all involved.

The Open Forums were packed with members of the administration, faculty, staff and student body. In fact, many sessions were standing-room only. And it was gratifying to hear those in attendance share their commitment to the process and insights to the University.

The scheduled small-group meetings were lively, collegial and often lightened by bursts of humor and praise from one West Virginia University team member for another.

The site visit team was exceptional — both curious to learn more about us and interested in what they had learned. And we are confident they left Morgantown impressed with every aspect of West Virginia University, from the articulate engagement of our students to the caliber and commitment of our faculty, to the unwavering dedication and passion of our staff at every level. We believe they walked away with a deeper appreciation for what we hold dear every day — our University’s core values and a deep commitment to our mission as a land-grant institution.

Thank you for showing the HLC the true spirit of One West Virginia University. You have, to a person, made West Virginia University shine.

E. Gordon Gee
President, West Virginia University

Joyce McConnell
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs