West Virginia University President David C. Hardesty Jr. will outline WVU s new five-year compact with the state during his annual State of the University Address Monday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at WVU s National Research Center for Coal and Energy.

WVU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gerald Lang and Regional Campus Presidents Karen LaRoe of WVU Institute of Technology, Mary Rittling of Potomac State College of WVU and Erik Bitterbaum of WVU Parkersburg will also speak briefly about the compact.

Under Senate Bill 653the higher education reform billeach institution was required to create a compact defining its mission and its plan for meeting legislative goals in such areas as graduate education, workforce development, community and technical education, teacher education and research. Compacts were submitted to the Higher Education Policy Commission Feb. 1.

Faculty Senate will meet following the address.

Two other events coming up at WVU in the next week:

  • Friday, Feb. 9, WVU Board of Advisors Meeting

  • Committee meetings, 10 a.m., Mountainlair Rhododendron and Kanawha rooms.

  • Full board meeting, 1-3 p.m., Mountainlair Rhododendron Room (NOTE: Board members will vote on tuition and fee increases for the 2001-02 academic year.)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.Distinguished Service Recognition Ceremony, Creative Arts Center Concert Theatre

  • For employees celebrating service milestones of 10 years or more years