West Virginia State University Administrator Appointed to West Virginia Science and Research Council

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August 27, 2019
West Virginia State University Administrator Appointed to West Virginia Science and Research Council
INSTITUTE, W.Va. –A West Virginia State University (WVSU) administrator has been appointed to the West Virginia Science and Research Council. Dr. Jose Ulises Toledo, associate vice president for administration with the WVSU Research and Public Service division, begins a one-year term immediately.
The West Virginia Science and Research Council‘s goal is to increase the capacity of the state and its colleges and universities to attract, implement and use cutting-edge, competitive research funds and infrastructure.

“I look forward to working with the council to ensure that all of our state institutions have a voice for access and equality to the state’s science and research resources,” Toledo said.

Members of the council provide expertise and policy guidance to the state regarding federal and state programs, including the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Research Challenge Fund and the former Research Trust Fund. Representatives of government, industry, business and academia make up the council.

Toledo is a graduate of Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico, where he completed a degree in Agronomy and Engineering (Agro-industries) in 1991. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and earned concurrently the master’s degrees in Plant Biotechnology and Business Administration in 1995. While at the University of Illinois, he also attained a doctoral degree in the areas of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and a minor in Business Administration, in 2000.

Toledo has served in many administrative capacities during his nearly two-decade tenure at WVSU, including as associate dean for research and extension programs, associate vice president for administration in the area of Research and Public Service, and interim director of WVSU’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Station. 

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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