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Jun 6, 2024

June 2024 Video Message

Dive into President Davis' June Presidential update for updates on Fairmont State's strategic plan, campus carry, summer events and more.

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May 6, 2024

Editorial: Up to the Challenge

As I have settled in at Fairmont State University one this has become abundant clear to me – the moment of the regional public university is upon us. What students, communities, employers, and external partners want now more than ever are genuine education partners who are nimble, innovative and prepared to meet the challenges that lie in front of us. The regional public university, generally, and Fairmont State University, specifically, are up to the challenge.

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May 3, 2024

May 2024 Video Message

Dive into President Davis' May Presidential update for updates on Fairmont State's strategic plan, campus carry, Commencement and more.

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Apr 15, 2024

A Great Place: My Vision for Fairmont State University

When my family and I decided the time was right to explore leadership positions in higher education, I knew the kind of school I wanted to lead. And when I first saw the announcement that Fairmont State University was looking for a new president, I told them: “This is the one!”

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Apr 10, 2024

President Davis' Inaugural Address

President Michael K. Davis lays out his vision for Fairmont State becoming the best regional university in West Virginia by being a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place to call home.

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Apr 5, 2024

President Davis's Goals for Fairmont State

When I interviewed to be the president at Fairmont State University, I was asked several times “Why do you want to be president at Fairmont State?” Honestly, it was a hard question to answer. As I prepared for my interview, I explored everything I could about the University, its programs, and its people. And the more I discovered, the more I got the feeling that there was something truly special here, something I could not quite put into words. So, in my interview, I said things like “I want to have an impact on student, faculty and staff success,” or “I want to be a voice for higher education in a world that is increasingly hostile to it.”

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