Following todays announcement, West Virginia University Board of Governors Chairman Steve Goodwin commended Gov. Joe Manchin on the appointment of Oliver Luck as a new member of the Board.

Oliver Luck is someone who has made this state and University proud, not only on the college and professional football field but in the academic and business world,Goodwin said.As an undergraduate at WVU , he was a 4.0 student and finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship, and following a professional football career, he earned his law degree and has worked in the major sports and entertainment marketboth internationally and in his beloved Houston.

We welcome his participation on our Board as we recommit ourselves to the future success of WVU ,Goodwin said.

This announcement follows on the heels of Wednesdays naming of Dr. Charles M. Vest, President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to the panel.

(NOTES: Native of Cleveland; B.A. history, magna cum laude, WVU , 1982; two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American; three-year starter at quarterback; law degree, University of Texas, 1987; member, WVU Sports Hall of Fame; currently President/General Manager, Houston Dynamo Soccer Franchise.)

Links to related WVU stories: