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University community invited to Sommers retirement celebration Thursday

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John Sommers, a project manager for WVU’s Planning, Design, Construction and Scheduling, will retire at the end of July after 20 years of service to WVU. Auxiliary and Business Services will hold a virtual recognition ceremony tomorrow (July 30) at 1 p.m. 

Join the ceremony on Zoom. 

Sommers has had a tremendous impact on the University over his career, leaving a legacy of completed projects that will continue to serve WVU for years to come. He served as the project manager for numerous capital projects, including the North End Zone Suites at Milan Puskar Stadium, South Agricultural Science Addition, Brooks Hall Renovation, Honors Hall Construction, White Hall Renovation, University Place, University Park, College Park, Health Science Center Infrastructure, Sodexo Dining Renovations and several recent projects at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill. 

He has always approached his work with great passion and a desire to create meaningful spaces to benefit the University community. Sommers is a great communicator, enjoys working with people and values relationships created in the process of completing projects. He has left the University a better place for his efforts. In his retirement, he will enjoy spending more time with his wife Dot, his three sons and ministering at Cheat Lake Community Church.

Although a traditional retirement reception is not possible, he would love to hear from you. Co-workers and friends are invited to share their photos, memories and congratulatory words on Kudoboard through July 31 or give him a call or video chat on Microsoft Teams. His last day in the office is July 30.