Matthew Richardson has been named director of Greek Life at West Virginia University, effective August 28, 2017. Richardson is currently the coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Pittsburgh.
The safety and success of students at WVU is a critical area of importance for all of us. WVU has developed a campus CARE Team whose central mission is to provide early identification of at-risk behaviors that impacts a student’s ability be successful and safe on campus.
The West Virginia University system began classes Wednesday with record numbers of first-time freshmen enrollment – 6,224 across its three campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The incoming class also features higher test scores and an increase in international students.
The performance review process has been given a one week extension to assist supervisors in completing reviews. All first level supervisors will now have until August 25 to complete reviews before the review tool closes.
Donors to the University Fund, the annual giving program of the West Virginia University Foundation, gave $21.6 million in fiscal year 2017, an all-time high record. The previous record high was $21.4 million donated in fiscal year 2016.
The new sidewalk between the Advanced Engineering Research Building and the Agricultural Sciences Building will be open to pedestrians on Wednesday (Aug. 16) for the first day of classes. The new sidewalk is part of the Evansdale Quad project which will be complete in November. Pedestrians should be aware of ongoing construction activities in this area and observe construction signs and barricades.
The West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia & Regional History Center has received a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing newspapers published in West Virginia from 1836 to 1922.