Greater Elkins joins three other areas in West Virginia offering incentives to remote workers who want to make the Mountain State home, part of the Ascend WV program involving the WVU Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative.
West Virginia University has named Wren Baker as its next vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Baker comes to Morgantown from the University of North Texas where he has been the vice president and athletics director since 2016.
Chaolu Chen grew up in the rural rice fields of China but set her eyes on a brighter future that brought her all the way to WVU as a graduate student in the 1980s. Over the past year, she has contributed $115,000 to benefit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the WVU Alumni Association, helping study abroad students and graduate students in the history program.
The West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health will use the funding to continue expanding resources across the Mountain State through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program to address barriers to prevention, treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder.
Devon Gosnell, of Germantown, Tennessee, pledged $1 million of her estate to support scholarships and more at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law and Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.