When West Virginia University President James P. Clements delivers his annual State of the University address, he will tip his hat to what shapes and defines this campus – students’ success stories, the land-grant mission and the 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future, just to name a few.

Clements is set to speak at 3:15 p.m. Monday (Oct. 10) to the Faculty Assembly at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy, Evansdale campus.

In this annual address, Clements will acknowledge the University’s ongoing devotion to its land-grant mission. WVU is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which paved the way for land-grant institutions and WVU’s existence.

Clements will discuss the University’s redefining role as a 21st century land-grant institution.

He will also highlight the personal success stories of students and explain how WVU is “one of the hottest universities in the country.” While higher education institutions across the nation slash budgets, salaries and academic departments, WVU has done the opposite, Clements has said.

The University community and public are invited to attend or watch a webcast at: http://webcast.wvu.edu/

A question and answer session with the audience will follow his remarks. The regular monthly Faculty Senate meeting will also take place after the president’s address.

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