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Greetings!  As Co-Chairs of the Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee, it was an honor to welcome so many faculty, staff, students and friends of West Virginia State University to campus for the inauguration of Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.  It truly was an historic time for West Virginia State as we broke ground on our new residence hall – the Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall – on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Then on Saturday, Sept. 21, hundreds packed the P. Ahmed Williams Auditorium in Ferrell Hall for the Investiture Ceremony to formally inaugurate President Hemphill as the University’s 10th President. This website has been created to serve as a reminder for this historic weekend, with photos and information about these two milestone days for WVSU.  On behalf of the State family, we were pleased to honor President Hemphill and the excitement his visionary leadership has brought, and will continue to bring, to the campus community.
Ashley L. Schumaker
Co-Chair, Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee
Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President

Thomas Bennett, II
Co-Chair, Presidential Inauguration Planning Committee
Assistant Vice President for University and Legislative Relations
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