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Tag: Dr. Chris Gilmer
National Convening Focuses on Historically-Underserved Students
More than 50 delegates from across the nation gathered virtually this week to strategize and brainstorm ways that colleges and universities can better serve historically-underserved students.
November 6, 2020
A Letter to George Floyd
I do not know at a biological or emotional level what it is like to be Black. White privilege was my birthright. Poverty, and homosexuality, and a propensity toward obesity were equally my birthright, and I have experienced prejudice for all of those reasons. Still, I do not pretend to know what it feels like to be racially profiled or to know that my ancestors were violently separated from their homeland and brought in chains to serve people whose race is the same as mine.
June 2, 2020
You Are Worthy of Your Dreams
“You are worthy of your dreams.” This is my unchanging message to my students as their president, never more important than during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 14, 2020
West Virginia Presidents Sign Entrepreneurship NACCE Pledge During Higher Education Day
In celebration of Higher Education Day, nine presidents from West Virginia’s community and technical colleges (CTC) signed the “Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge” of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) at the state capitol. Pledge signers commit their institutions to undertake entrepreneurial practices that increase economic vitality in their communities. Dr. Sarah Tucker, chancellor […]
January 29, 2019
WVU Parkersburg to Hold National Institutes for Historically Underserved Students Conference
West Virginia University at Parkersburg (WVU-P) will hold the second meeting of the National Institutes for Historically Underserved Students from Thursday, Nov. 8 to Saturday, Nov. 10. “Historically underserved is not meant as a label,” said WVU-P president Dr. Chris Gilmer, organizer of the event. “It is meant as a statement of empowerment, each of us accepting, […]
November 4, 2018
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