A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University, is about impact. It's about a meaningful commitment to people everywhere—to society itself. West Virginia is a State of Minds. Thinkers. Dreamers. Caregivers. Educators. Innovators. Healers. The Campaign for West Virginia’s University celebrates all we are and all we can be.

Alyson Leo '17


“They’re actually investing in the health of West Virginians—not just me.”

Saiph Savage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

"It's about getting the best out of each person."

Cristin Dolan ‘19

Chemical engineering

“I want to be someone who designs an accessible, approachable version of a prosthetic that is available to rural communities that don’t have access to hospitals.”

Chris Vance ’17


“I used up almost all of my funds, so the only way school was going to get paid for was through scholarships.”

Ahmed Haque ’18

Chemical Engineering and French

“One of the things I saw growing up here was just how medically underserved West Virginia is. Because of that, I really want to give back to the people of this state.”

Allison Zalesky, ‘19

Finance and marketing

“It’s been great to get to know others who have been able to succeed and help the business school.”

Ellen Aguilera, ’16


“I want to serve as a role model for other students like me.”