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Dr. Nicole Pride Named President of West Virginia State University
West Virginia State University (WVSU) has appointed Dr. Nicole Pride its 12th president. Pride comes to WVSU from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she serves as vice provost for academic strategy and operations. “I am excited to join West Virginia State University. It is an institution with such a rich history, and […]
July 2, 2020
Judge Damon J. Keith Estate Commits $100,000 to Scholarship in His Name
The estate of U.S. District Court Judge Damon J. Keith has committed $100,000 to an endowed scholarship fund established in his name at West Virginia State University. Keith, a 1943 alumnus of what was then West Virginia State College, passed away this past April. He had served more than five decades on the federal bench […]
December 19, 2019
Coppin State University Selects Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins as its Next President
Coppin State University—the historically Black university located in Baltimore—has tapped the president of West Virginia State University to be its next president.
December 2, 2019
WVSU Names Charles Byers as Interim Provost
West Virginia State University has named Dr. R. Charles Byers interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1. Byers, a 1968 graduate of the university, had previously served at WVSU for nearly 41 years in professorial and administrative capacities, including professor of teacher education, vice president for planning and advancement, Title III […]
June 17, 2019
WVSU Ceremony to Honor Deceased Alum Judge Keith
West Virginia State University will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday in honor of alumnus and U.S. District Court Judge Damon J. Keith, who died April 28 in Detroit. University president Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins and his wife, Toinette, will lead the on-campus ceremony in front of the Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars […]
May 8, 2019
AKA Sorority Gives $100K Pledge to West Virginia State University
In partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) has given a $100,000 pledge to West Virginia State University (WVSU) as part of the AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. Along with the presidents of 31 other historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), WVSU president Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins gathered at AKA International Headquarters […]
March 5, 2019
The Perception of Diversity at HBCUs: Is It Real or Imaginable?
The landscape of education has changed greatly in the last 10 years. In the wake of soaring college costs, falling state support, a decrease in high school graduates and an unstable economy, college enrollment is down across the board. HBCU enrollment is no exception.
February 27, 2019
Schools with Affected Research Grants Decry Shutdown
West Virginia State University has research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling several million dollars, and school leaders began formulating contingency plans when a partial federal government shutdown that could jeopardize the projects appeared imminent.
January 3, 2019
West Virginia State University Joins Collaborative Effort to Improve Student Success
West Virginia State University (WVSU) has joined the national effort created by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) called Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, where 130 public higher education institutions will collaborate to expand college access, award more degrees to students and decrease the achievement gap by 2025. The effort is the […]
December 17, 2018
WVSU to Honor Earl Lloyd with Naming of a Street
West Virginia State University (WVSU) has announced it will recognize alumni and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member Earl Lloyd by naming a street on campus after him during a ceremony to be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Lloyd passed away on Feb. 26, 2015. Lloyd was the first African-American to play […]
November 4, 2018
ROTC Programs Bring Access to Education and Careers for HBCU Students
The revival of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at LeMoyne-Owen College in Tennessee makes the Memphis-based school one of several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the country that offers students an education and military training to become a commissioned officer in the United States armed forces.
September 12, 2018
WVSU Unveils Katherine Johnson Statue & Scholarship
On Saturday, West Virginia State University (WVSU) unveiled a statue and scholarship, honoring NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson. “It is my hope that my daughters and all of my students at West Virginia State University see this monument as an example of what they can accomplish when they dedicate themselves, […]
August 27, 2018
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