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University community invited to retirement reception for Angela Caudill

Angela Caudill

A celebration for Angela Caudill, a longtime designer and team leader who will retire after 45 years of service to WVU, is planned from 3:30-5 p.m. today (Jan. 25) in the Erickson Alumni Center’s Kennedy Room.

Caudill retires at the end of January as director of design within Creative, a division of University Relations and Enrollment Management.

“Angela is a leader who encourages others to bring their best every day,” said Sharon Martin, vice president for University engagement and chief marketing officer. “She is a friend to all with a canny sense of humor and quick wit and serves as an example of how best to utilize curiosity and creativity to achieve fantastic results.”

Caudill began working for WVU in 1978. A student employee to start, she became a full-time University employee after graduating from the College of Creative Arts. 

If you don’t know Caudill personally, you know her work. Her ideas brand the various buildings across campus and can be seen in its many gold and blue banners. Over the years, Caudill has worked closely with Brand and Trademark Licensing on many projects, even ensuring the Flying WV logo on the Coliseum floor was correct.

Caudill has always understood that details are highly valued in design, details she has focused on during many marathon days. Colleagues, though, said they will most miss Angela’s comradery and support for other employees.

“Angela leads with kindness and is dedicated to her craft,” Executive Creative Director Mike Esposito said. “She has always been a talented graphic designer and has worked alongside her team, creating a sense of shared work. Angela’s key to success is her ability to build and maintain a dedicated team. The Design team has always been more than just office workers — the team members act as a family with Angela’s guidance.”

In her spare time, Caudill has performed with String of Pearls, a Morgantown-based tap dance troupe, at nursing homes, schools and hospitals. She is an excellent photographer and a faithful walker in South Park who shares many of her sunrise and sunset photos from the top of South Park on social media. Caudill is also a talented baker who produces pizzelles, biscotti, Italian knot cookies and delicious cakes.

Caudill’s family includes husband Bruce Eric Caudill, son Matthew and his wife, Brittany, daughter Emily and her husband, Justin Lazzaro, a four-month-old grandson, Weyland, and two brothers.