West Virginia University President Gordon Gee visited Tyler County, specifically Sistersville, July 22.
It is part of Gee's tour of the state. "As I stated upon my return to West Virginia University, the 1.8 million residents of the Mountain State must believe in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university," said Gee.
"The message I am bringing in each community is that West Virginians are important to the vitality of our institution. And in turn, our institution-a research, land-grant university-is important to the vitality of West Virginians," said Gee. "Therefore, it is incredibly important for us to weave a common gold-and-blue thread from Weirton to Welch and all points between.
Pictured from left above are Mike Fitzsimmons, Rhoda Fitzsimmons, Matt Harbaugh, Ken Blemmings, Del. Roger Romine, WVU President Gordon Gee, and Steve Bonano during Gee’s visit to Tyler County July 22. (Photos by Judy Light)
"By connecting with our neighbors in the corner coffee shops, the public schools, the fairs and festivals, and the small-town Chambers of Commerce, we can make the connections between the university and West Virginians a reality."