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The third annual State Stride, a traditional
gathering to welcome new and transfer students
into the State family, crowds campus walk.


 
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President Hemphill welcomes
new and returning WVSU
faculty to campus for fall
semester and together to
discuss the upcoming year.
 
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President Hemphill speaks with members of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission on behalf of the Council of Presidents.

 
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The State family, including ESL students and faculty, welcome Montserrat Muñoz David, Director of Academic Innovation for North America, Agencia Mexicana de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarrollo.
 
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Students enrolled in the July ESL program are
welcomed to WVSU with a barbecue hosted
by President Hemphill.

 
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Instituto Politenico Nacional in Mexico and
WVSU enter into an agreement benefiting
students from both institutions who desire
to study abroad.
 
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U.S. Ambassador E, Anthony Wayne meets
with President Hemphill, First Lady Dr. Rosas-
Hemphill and University representatives in Mexico
to discuss international student learning at WVSU.
 
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President Hemphill congratulates WVSU
English as a Second Language students
on their success at the closing ceremony.

 

Following two consecutive years of service
as Chair of the WVSU Board of Governors,
Tom Susman is recognized for his leadership
and service by President Hemphill, Chair-elect
Dr. Ann Brothers Smith and fellow BOG members.
 

Megan Guetzloff is recognized for her service as
the WVSU Student Representative on the WVSU
Board of Governors for Academic Year 2014-2015.


 
20150611-retreat.jpgPresident Hemphill discusses the future of WVSU with University leaders.



 

President Hemphill addresses May 2015 graduates during Commencement activities.


 

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr.
receives an Honorary Doctorate of Science
from President Hemphill and Provost Jayasuriya
during the May 2015 Commencement.
 

President Hemphill welcomes NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. prior to May 2015 Commencement.


 

WVSU College of Business and Social Sciences
along with President Hemphill speak with local business leaders.


 

WVSU Board of Governors Member Paul
Konstanty joins President and First Lady
Hemphill at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala.


 

WVSU students join President and First Lady
Hemphill along with WVSU Board of Governors'
Vice Chair Dr. Ann Brothers Smith at the Third
Annual Black & Gold Gala

 

For supporting the University and its students,
WVSU President Hemphill and WVSU Foundation Chair Mark Kelley present a token of the University's appreciation to Greg Burton of The BrickStreet Foundation at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala.

Doris W. and Gen. (Ret.) Walter F. Johnson III
accept a gift of appreciation from WVSU
President Hemphill and WVSU Foundation
Chair Mark Kelley at the Third Annual Black
& Gold Gala.

WVSU President Hemphill and WVSU Foundation Chair Mark Kelley provide The Honorable Judge Booker T. and Attorney Gloria M. Stephens with a token of the University's appreciation for their ongoing support at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala.

WVSU and the WVSU Foundation recognize
Richard D. and M. Alison Wolford
for their continued support of WVSU and its students
at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala
 

WVSU and the WVSU Foundation recognize
The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation
for supporting WVSU and its students at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala

President Hemphill and First Lady Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill honor WVSU Alums and supporters
at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala.

President Hemphill addresses University supporters at the Third Annual Black & Gold Gala.

 

WVSU President Hemphill, First Lady
Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill and family enjoy
the 2015 Black & Gold Gala
 

President Hemphill shares WVSU students' gratitude to Doris W. and Gen. (Ret.) Walter F. Johnson III for their support.

President Hemphill joins proud faculty and families in congratulating the 2015 WVSU Political Science students inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha.

President Hemphill recognizes Donna Hunter for 40 years of dedicated service.

President Hemphill recognizes Janice Young for 40 years of dedicated service.

Nicholas County WVSU Extension Agent Ray Moeller leads President Hemphill through a tour of the county.

President Hemphill visits with National Coal Heritage Area Executive Director Christy Bailey & WVSU Extension Agent Adam Hodges.

President Hemphill discusses WVSU's extension outreach in Fayette County with Commissioner Matt Wender and WVSU Vice President Orlando McMeans.

WVSU dedicates a student lounge in honor of Richard D. and M. Alison Wolford.
 

WVSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends prepare to show their community support at the annual WVSU Cares Day.

President Hemphill thanks the hundreds of WVSU Cares Day volunteers for supporting the community.

President Hemphill speaks with 2015 WVSU Cares Day volunteers.

The WVSU Womens Tennis team receives their 2014 Mountain East Champions Rings from President Hemphill and WVSU BOG Chair Tom Susman.

President Hemphill and WVSU BOG Chair Tom Susman honor WVSU BOG Classified Staff Representative Debra Ann Jarvis on her retirement.
A WVSU Research Rookie student shares his research with Tyler London of Dow during the annual Research Symposium.


A WVSU Research Rookie student shares her research with President Hemphill, Andy Feeney of AT&T, and Jeff LaFleur of AEP during the annual Research Symposium.

Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School students show President Hemphill and Brickstreet CEO Greg Burton a science lesson.

President Hemphill discusses the 2015 "Solutions for a Better Life" conference to be held in the United Arab Emirates in collaboration with the University of Sharjah.


The State family celebrates the dedication and opening of the Gregory V. Monroe Athletic Complex with a ribbon cutting in March 2015.

The State family recognizes Gregory V. Monroe and family during the dedication and opening of the Gregory V. Monroe Athletic Complex in March 2015.

President Hemphill and WVSU Board of Governors Chair Tom Susman present Greg Monroe and his son, Gregory, with a gift in honor Mr. Monroe's generous contribution to the University and its students.

The State family dedicates and opens of the Gregory V. Monroe Athletic Complex benefitting WVSU students and student athletes.

WVSU Political Science Program students, Dr. Ginta Palubinskas, Dr. Frank Vaughan and President Hemphill visit with members of the Kanawha County delegation during the 2015 Legislative Session at the State Capitol.
 

West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead and WVSU President  Brian O. Hemphill exchange brief conversation prior to the presentation of a House Resolution which recognizes the educational and economic impact of the University.

During WVSU Day at the Legislature, members of the House of Delegates present President Hemphill and University representatives with a House resolution recognizing the University's contributions to the state and region.

Members of the West Virginia Senate present President Hemphill and members of his administration with a resolution recognizing WVSU's contributions to the state and region.

In December 2014, President Hemphill congratulates more than 205 WVSU graduates and then leads them in the ceremonial turning of the tassels.

President Hemphill meets with WVSU alumni during homecoming 2014.

WVSU Alumni and President Hemphill discuss the future for the University and its students.

WVSU recognizes the Brickstreet Foundation for their generous commitment to the Capital Campaign and the Balancing the Equation for Student Success  program benefitting Mary C. Snow Elementary School students.

During homecoming 2014, WVSU launches the Capital Campaign benefitting University students and academic programs.

President Hemphill welcomes the new inductees to the WVSU ROTC Hall of Fame during homecoming 2014.

President Hemphill and WVSU National Alumni Association President Charles Boddy present Autumn M. Anderson with the 2014 Young Professional Achievement Award.
 

President Hemphill and WVSU National Alumni Association President Charles Boddy present Grover Smiley with the 2014 Alumnus of the Year Award.
 

President Hemphill delivers the 2014 State of the University Address and shares examples of student-centeredness, excellence and accountability with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.
 

President Hemphill welcomes a group of Upward Bound students to campus.




 

President Hemphill joins
WVSU football players
for the coin toss at UC
Stadium during the inaugural
Frontier Communications
Kanawha Classic Oct.16, 2014.
 

President Hemphill speaks at the May 2014 Commencement ceremony.




 

President Hemphill and Provost R. Charles
Byers (right) award Dr. Bruce Berry, Chair of
the Higher Education Policy Commission,
an honorary doctorate at the May 2014 Commencement.
 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill with Hollywood actor
Glenn Morshower at the 2014 Black
& Gold Gala.

 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill with well-known 
musician and State alumnus Bob
Thompson at the 2014 Black & Gold
Gala.
 

President Hemphill speaks at the
2014 Black & Gold Gala.



 

WVSU Foundation Board Chair Allan
McVey (left) and President Hemphill
present State alumnus Gregory V.
Monroe with an award at the 2014
Black & Gold Gala.
 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill present an award to
Brenda Cole, the wife of former State
President Dr. Thomas W. Cole Jr.

 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill with WVSU Board of
Governors Vice Chair Ann Brothers
Smith and her son, Kevin Smith.
 

President Hemphill, Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill and Hollywood actor
Glenn Morshower with WVSU students
at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala.
 

President Hemphill and WVSU Director
Of Physical Facilities Marvin Smith at
the 2014 Black & Gold Gala.

 

President Hemphilll speaks at the dedication
and opening of the new Walker Convocation Center.



 

(From left) Athletic Director Sean Loyd, President Hemphill, NBA legend Earl Lloyd, Board of Governors (BOG) Chair Tom Susman, BOG Vice Chair Ann Brothers Smith and Dr. Paul L. Hill of the HEPC cut the ribbon to
open the new Walker Convocation Center. 
 

President Hemphill, State men's basketball
coach Bryan Poore and NBA legend Earl Lloyd
with the statute of Lloyd that was unveiled
during the dedication and opening of the
Walker Convocation Center.

 

President Hemphill presents
NBA Legend and State alumnus
Earl Lloyd with a piece of the
hardwoo floor from the Walker
Convocation Center.


 

President Hemphill with Philadelphia 76ers
advisor Sonny Hill, NBA Hall of Famers Earl
Lloyd and Oscar Robertson and State men's
basketball coach Bryan Poore.



 

(From left seated) NBA Hall of Famers Earl
Lloyd and Bill Russell with (from left standing)
NBA Retired Players Association President Arnie Fielkow, Philadelphia 76ers advisor Sonny Hill,
Wilt Chamberlain's nephew Olin Chamberlain,
Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, President Hemphill
and NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.
 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela
Rosas Hemphill with the Yellow Jacket
during Homecoming 2013.

 

President Hemphill joins the Dickerson family
during halftime of the Homecoming football game for the announcement of a major financial gift.
 

President Hemphill and Warne
Ferguson celebrate Homecoming
2013.

 

President Hemphill talks with alumni
during an open forum at Homecoming
2013.
 

Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, President Hemphill and twins Catalina and Cruz ride in the 2013 Homecoming parade.
 

President Hemphill welcomes the newest
members of the WVSU ROTC Hall of Fame
during Homecoming 2013.
 

President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas
Hemphill visit with friends during
Homecoming 2013.
 

President Hemphill and Charleston
attorney Jim Humphreys during a
Homecoming reception.
 

President Hemphill, Dr. Edward E. Dickerson IV and WVSU Vice President Patricia Schumann talk at a Homecoming reception.
 

President Hemphill and Kanawha Valley
business leader Lester Raines during a
Homecoming reception.
 

President Hemphill speaks at the ground-
breaking ceremony for the new Judge
Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall.
 

President Hemphill
and Judge Damon J.
Keith.
 

WVSU BOG Chair Tom Susman (left) and
HEPC Chancellor Paul L.  Hill with President
Hemphill at his Investiture Ceremony.
 

President Hemphill speaks at the Investiture
Ceremony inaugurating him as president of WVSU.
 

President Hemphill with Kanawha Valley
civic leader C. Edward Gaunch.

 

President Hemphill and Bridgemont
Community and Technical College President
Dr. Jo Harris sign 2 + 2 agreements
between the two schools.
 

President Hemphill leads State Stride 2013
up the red brick road from Ferrell Hall to the
University Union.

 

President Hemphill with Dr. Marisela Rosas
Hemphill and twins Catalina and Cruz at
State Stride 2013.

 

WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill talks
with U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,
during a U.S. Department of Education
Roundtable held on State's campus.
 
President Hemphill and Kanawha Valley
Community & Technical College President
Joseph Badgeley sign a series of articulation
agreements between the two schools.
 

President Hemphill talks with
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito,
R-W.Va.

 

President Hemphill answers
questions from students.

 

President Hemphill addresses students.


 

President Hemphill with Ms. Vada
Smoot McGowan, who at 102 years
of age is believed to be WVSU's
oldest living alumna.


President Hemphill with Delegate
Doug Skaff, D-Kanawha, following the
May 2013 commencement where Skaff
received an honorary doctorate degree.
 

President Hemphill leads a group of new
students, faculty and staff across campus
during State Stride in August 2012.
 

President Hemphill talks to a crowd  of
students outside the Wilson University Union
during State Stride.
 

President Hemphill shakes
hands with students
during State Stride.
 

President Hemphill speaks with  members
of the Yellow Jacket football team.

 

President Hemphill and
W Club President William
"Billy" Lipscomb during
2012 Homecoming activities.

President Hemphill delivers the State of
the University address in October 2012.
 

President Hemphill answers
questions from the media following
the State of the University address.


Brian O. Hemphill addresses the WVSU Board of Governors and campus community after being named president.
 

 

 

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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