More than ever, the University is keenly focused on the modern land-grant priorities outlined in President Gordon Gee's recent State of the University address such as advancing the WVU R1 mission to deliver solutions to real-world problems and growing the academic medical center to improve people’s health.
A dual focus on purpose and student success programming is helping fuel improved retention and graduation rates at West Virginia University. This year, the University is seeing its second highest freshman retention in history — 81.4% — along with its highest four-year graduation rate on record, reflecting a jump of 14% during the past eight years.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday (Oct. 31) he will reorganize the Strategic Initiatives unit as Rob Alsop plans to leave his role as vice president and temporarily transition to the role of special advisor to the president, effective Nov. 18 through Jan. 31, 2024.
During his State of the University remarks at the Erickson Alumni Center on Monday (Oct. 23), West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said difficult but necessary decisions have put WVU in a position to invest and innovate, thus setting the University on a course to become the modern land-grant university of the future.
Reaffirming the commitment from West Virginia University to its land-grant mission, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated WVU as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” recognition that will help the University maximize its impact across West Virginia and beyond its borders.
West Virginia University laid the foundation to become a modern flagship, land-grant, R1 institution as its Board of Governors approved recommendations for 25 academic units during a meeting Friday (Sept. 15).
West Virginia University released a statement from President Gordon Gee based on his prepared remarks to members of the Faculty Senate about misrepresentations related to ongoing Transformation efforts during a Monday (Sept. 11) meeting at the College of Law.