About Fairmont State University
Fairmont State University, with a 120-acre main campus in Fairmont, West Virginia (90 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA), is part of the state's growing high technology corridor, with a tri-city metro area of about 207,000 residents. The campus has recently been expanded with new construction, including an Engineering Technology building, student life center, new residence halls, new parking garage, improved library facility and significant ADA accessibility improvements. With more than 80 baccalaureate degrees and five graduate programs, FSU also plays a vital role in the north central West Virginia region's economic development. The institution is accredited by the North Central Association and The Higher Learning Commission. FSU is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Mountain East Conference MEC). Fairmont State University has an active student involvement, with more than 86 clubs, organizations, student publications, honoraries, sororities, fraternities and intramural sports. In our overarching desire to help transform lives, Fairmont State University values scholarship, opportunity, achievement and responsibility. Each of these values undergirds the mission of Fairmont State University to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and to discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.
Core values and mission statement
In its overarching desire to help transform lives, Fairmont State University values scholarship, opportunity, achievement and responsibility.
The mission of Fairmont State University is to provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their professional and personal goals and discover roles for responsible citizenship that promote the common good.
Final Candidates and Their Visitation Dates
- Feb. 13-14 - Dr. Anthony Brizendine • Video Recordings
- Feb. 23-24 - Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital • Video Recordings
- Feb. 27-28 - Dr. Christopher P. Cirmo • Video Recordings
Campus visits are scheduled for 1 ½ days for each candidate. Please note that there are designated specific forums for various constituent groups—faculty, students, staff, Pierpont, the community, e.g.
Please feel free to attend any session marked as an open session on either day of each visit. If you wish to attend more than one session for any candidate, please do so. However, please note that while these are still considered sessions open to all, the group designated for a given time slot will be given preference and first opportunity to ask questions; attendees NOT members of the designated group may ask questions if any time remains.
Attendees to the forums should complete evaluations for each candidate. Human Resources will provide both a hard copy and an online option for completing evaluations for the candidates. These will be compiled UNEDITED for presentation to the Search Committee to assist them in their final selection of the next President of Fairmont State University. These evaluations are not edited or redacted in any way. The Search Committee will see all comments and written concerns in full. Evaluators need not identify themselves if they wish to remain anonymous. Honesty and civility are requested in your evaluations.