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.

Lindsey Keplinger ‘18

B.S. in Biology

“I want to build a relationship with my patients and earn their trust.”

Alyson Leo '17


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

Kate Staples, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in History

“One of the strongest skills students can leave college with is the ability to write concisely, cogently, effectively."

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.”