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WVU President Gordon Gee winds down 55-county tour, paints the State Fair gold and blue

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President Gordon Gee recently spread his message of ‘One West Virginia’ at one of the biggest events of the year – the 90th annual State Fair of West Virginia in Greenbrier County.

Joyce-McConnell Position description finalized and posted for Dean and Director of WVU Extension Service

Provost Joyce McConnell approves the position description and posting of WVU Extension Service’s Dean and Director.


In his welcome back message, Dr. Gee tells you about his summer—and takes questions from students—a la David Letterman—in a lighthearted segment called “Gee Mail.”

Gee Headshot President Gee: “Being at West Virginia University at this time…
is a calling.”

See excerpts from WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s annual address to alumni, friends and elected officials on July 10 at the 36th annual Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill. The event honored West Virginia’s congressional delegation, including long-time and retiring senator John D. Rockefeller IV. Read the story.

The Council Circle Challenge Begins!

4-H’ers council-circle-challenge and alumni are invited to help raise funds to renovate the Council Circle at WVU Jackson’s Mill. The Council Circle Challenge is a year-long development campaign that will work primarily through Facebook and Twitter to engage participants.

To fuel the competition, donations can be made on behalf of a specific 4-H tribe, or can be given without a tribe association. After donating, participants are given access to “I gave” social media graphics and are encouraged to share and challenge their friends to do the same.

Read more about the planned improvements and Challenge details.

Follow President Gee’s Statewide Travels

WVU President Gordon Gee winds down 55-county tour; paints the State Fair gold and blue. See more at WVU Today.

WVU Dr. Gee at Hinton Energy Express Site President E. Gordon Gee is making good progress on his commitment to visit all 55 West Virginia counties in his first year. As of late June, he had visited 31. Since WVU Extension is considered the ‘front porch’ of WVU across the state, it only makes sense that our agents and staff have had the privilege of helping to arrange his local visits. In the picture here, President Gee posed with some Energy Express participants in Hinton. Read his blog to learn more and see more pictures!

Registration Open for Community Leadership Academy

Registration Community Leadership Academy is now open for the 2014 Community Leadership Academy, scheduled for Oct. 1-3 at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa in Morgantown.

This annual program helps emerging and established leaders identify and build on their community’s assets to take advantage of development issues in West Virginia and surrounding regions.

It provides local government officials with a solid foundation in public organizational and financial management. Topics emphasize enhancing personal leadership skills and providing an understanding of current, complex issues affecting communities.

The Community Leadership Academy is presented by WVU Extension Service Community Resources and Economic Development, in partnership with the W.Va. Community Development Hub, West Virginia Association of Counties, and County Commissioners’ Association of W.Va.

Resources to help market the event to your community are available here.

Click here to complete your own conference registration online.

In the news…

Hampshire County 4-H Camp Graphic

Hampshire Review intern Milly Mullins created a short video about Hampshire County’s 2014 4-H camp for HampshireReview.com. Take a look!

PDF of Gee letter President Gee Recognizes Extension Anniversary

President Gee has released remarks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the National Cooperative Extension Service. See more…

Print the PDF of President Gee's Letter

Historic Photos

Extension Service photo album West Virginia University Extension Service has served the people of the state for a century as the “front door” to the University in communities across the state. Witness the earlier years of WVU Extension’s partnership with West Virginians. See how the Extension agents created positive change through educational programs and initiatives with these historic photos.

WVU Extension Service, through trusted research and local experts, has helped advance the lives of West Virginians. With progressive solutions, WVU Extension will continue its mission into the next century. View the slideshow…

Extension Service100

Celebrating 100 Years of Extension!

This year marks 100 years of Extension and the Smith-Lever Act, and 100 years of serving the people of West Virginia. To help you celebrate this milestone in your counties and programs, we have developed a number of resources based around a unique WVU Extension 100 logo.

Initially, these resources include an email signature image, page runners, talking points, social media graphics, and the logo in a variety of formats. New items and additions will be added throughout the year, including a “WVU Extension Birthday in a Box” kit for summer programs.

WVU Extension 100 Resource Page