The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday approved an estimated $1.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year, including a tuition increase averaging a little more than 2.5% across the WVU system.
The month of April is a time for accolades and acknowledging accomplishments ahead of spring commencement on college campuses, thus was the focus of much of Friday’s, April 22, meeting of the West Virginia University’s Board of Governors.
After more than a decade of service to West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Campus President Carolyn Long announced her upcoming retirement during a Beckley Campus meeting held on Thursday, April 14. She plans to leave her post as campus president in December 2022.
Representatives from Sodexo joined West Virginia University Dining Services during Friday’s (Feb. 18) Board of Governors meeting to acknowledge recent concerns about food quality and to outline the steps being taken to address them.
Student success, the cornerstone of West Virginia University’s academic mission, will become an even greater priority in 2022. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed shared plans for the upcoming year during the Friday (Dec. 17) Board of Governors meeting.
Establishing a Faculty Justice Network, creating a comprehensive Inclusive Campus website and increasing fundraising aimed at soliciting resources for traditionally underrepresented students are among the new projects at West Virginia University that earned the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the sixth consecutive year.
Members of the West Virginia University Board of Governors indicated their support of the administration’s handling thus far of issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic after hearing an update on campus data and protocols from Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop during Friday’s (Sept. 17) meeting.