Board of Governors

Fairmont State University Board of Governors Convenes In-Person

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Fairmont State University Board of Governors held its first in-person, full Board meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, June 17 in the Falcon Center.

Following committee updates, Board members Dixie Yann and John Schirripa were recognized for their service to the University’s Board of Governors as the end of their term appointments approaches on June 30.

Alumnus Appointed to Serve on Fairmont State University Board of Governors

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fairmont State University alumnus and Bridgeport native, Jason Henderson, has been appointed to serve on the University’s Board of Governors beginning July 1. Henderson currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Energy Transportation in Clarksburg.

Fairmont State welcomes home Fairmont native to Board of Governors

Friday, August 14, 2020

Governor Jim Justice has announced the appointment of Jason Pizatella to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. In a related announcement, Gov. Justice reappointed Deborah Prezioso and Wendy Adkins.  

Fairmont Board of Governors votes David Goldberg as new chair

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fairmont State University Board of Governors has voted David Goldberg as the new chairman of the board with his term beginning July 1, 2020. 

Mr. Goldberg was appointed to the Board of Governors by Governor Jim Justice in July of 2019 and will now be serving on the academic affairs and finance committees. 

Fairmont State Board reaffirms May vote to expand community-based theatre and music/choir programming

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Fairmont State University Board of Governors have again voted to expand community-based theatre and music/choir programming and to discontinue academic programs in music and theatre, including music and theatre education during the June 18, 2020 meeting. 

Fairmont State works to reimagine Fine Arts on campus

Monday, June 08, 2020

On Thursday, May 21, the Fairmont State Board of Governors (BoG) voted to enhance the community theater and music programs, including the programs provided by Academy of the Arts and discontinue the academic programs in theatre and music. These programs had been under review for consecutive years because neither academic program met minimum standards established by the WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) for continuation.

Fairmont State alumnus appointed to Board of Governors

Friday, January 17, 2020

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced the appointment of WV native Rusty Hutson to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. 

“We’re thrilled that Rusty Hutson has been appointed to the University’s Board of Governors. He brings years of experience and a keen governance acumen,” Martin said. “As a Fairmont State University graduate, he also appreciates our mission, recognizes our opportunities, and has an enduring fondness for Fairmont State.” 

Board of Governors Chairwoman honored by Marion County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Fairmont State University Board of Governors Chairwoman Dixie Yann was awarded the Rev. Squires Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Marion County Chamber of Commerce Dinner. 

This achievement is the highest award the Chamber gives, Chamber President Tina Shaw said. Rev. Squires was the leader in giving back to the community and those presented with this award working to carry on that legacy. 

Fairmont State welcomes two newly appointed members to the Board of Governors

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Governor Jim Justice has appointed two new members to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors—Wendy Glover Adkins and David Goldberg. Additionally, current Board member, Jay Puccio, was reappointed.

Board of Governors approves academic restructure

Thursday, February 21, 2019

During today’s bi-monthly meeting, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors approved a proposed academic restructure that will reorganize the current two college and four school model to a two college model. The proposal now goes before the West Virginia HEPC and then on to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  

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