Following todays announcement, West Virginia University Board of Governors Chairman Steve Goodwin commended Gov. Joe Manchin on the appointment of Ray Lane to the Board.

We are truly fortunate that Ray Lane will soon join our Board,Goodwin said.His business savvy and leadership background will be valuable assets in the years ahead, and his genuine enthusiasm and love for WVU are unquestioned.

Lane chaired the WVU FoundationsBuilding Greatnesscapital campaign several years ago, and he and his wife, Stephanie, made a $5 million contribution to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

This appointment follows on the heels of last weeks naming of Dr. Charles M. Vest, President Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Oliver Luck, President and General Manager of the Houston Dynamo soccer franchise, to the panel. All appointments are effective July 1.

(NOTES: Native of Moon Township, Pa.; B.A. mathematics, 1968, WVU ; former CEO of Oracle Corp.; currently managing partner at Kleiner Perkins, Caufield&Byers; member of WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni; honorary degree, WVU ; WVUs Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering is named for him; chaired WVU Foundation capital campaignBuilding Greatness.)

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