Dear Mountaineer Family:
At West Virginia University, we made 2016 a year of new discoveries, unprecedented honors and thrilling victories. I am delighted to share with you a quick recap of the accomplishments we celebrated last year. I am very proud of this University, and I am equally proud of all of you. It is because of your efforts – and your love for this institution – that we attained such noble achievements.
This year, amid rapid change and frequent challenges, we must remain steadfast in our commitment to our land-grant mission: Transforming knowledge into solutions. Transforming the West Virginia economy. And transforming our state’s future — forever.
We will do so by moving forward as ONE West Virginia University.
That means taking care of each other.
It means striving to learn new things every day.
It means seeking common ground, while respecting all opinions .
Above all, it means believing in our shared strength.
Working as one, we will make 2017 not just a celebration of our past but the springboard to an empowered and prosperous future.
E. Gordon Gee
President, West Virginia University