Message from Dean Gypsy Denzine
Greetings from Allen Hall!
This month, we welcomed our students back to campus and celebrated the exciting start to another successful year. We are equally excited to announce the College’s new mission and values, which you can read in their entirety on our website.
Our mission and values will define and direct us as we move forward. And, throughout the process of establishing these core values, we came to realize that they are more than aspirational – they’re the principles that have already been shaping our research, outreach and service activities. The process of writing our new mission and values was a collaborative effort to put our actions into words, and you’ll see how we already embody those values in this month’s e-news.
Chelsea Latorre, a doctoral student in our counseling psychology program engages her fellow students and the surrounding community to facilitate inquiry about social justice and diversity.
Dr. Karen Rambo-Hernandez, works to create opportunities for engineering and computer science students to learn about the significance of diversity and inclusion in their professions. Her work fosters collaboration among scholars across West Virginia University and the nation, and her efforts have recently been funded by the National Science Foundation.
Our College’s commitment to our land-grant mission continues as we prepare to launch the Center for the Future of Land-Grant Education this September. The Center’s scholars work to determine how to bridge the gap between academic inquiry and public need in order to best fulfill our responsibility as a land-grant institution.
There’s no question that the semester ahead will be a busy one for our College. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our work!