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Fairmont State University Board of Governors Convenes In-Person Impact
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Fairmont State University Board of Governors Convenes In-Person

Jun 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.

“On behalf of the University, I wish to express my gratitude to Dixie Yann and John Schirripa for their years of service,” said Mirta M. Martin, Fairmont State University President. “They helped Fairmont State navigate turbulent skies, yet with their help, we emerged stronger with each challenge we overcame, and continue to soar to a bright future.”

Former Chairwoman, Yann, addressed the Board, expressing her thanks to Governors Tomblin and Justice for her appointment and reappointment, former President Maria Rose and President Mirta M. Martin for their efforts, along with her appreciation and gratitude to fellow Board Members she’s served with throughout the years. In addition, she thanked the people who make the University run each day.

The Board of Governors also recognized the newest appointment to the Board and alumnus of the University, Jason Henderson, who was present for the meeting. Henderson serves as Energy Transportation’s Chief Financial Officer, and will begin his term appointment on July 1.

President Martin and Fairmont State University Board of Governors Chairman, David Goldberg, expressed their enthusiasm in welcoming Henderson to the Board. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason back home to Fairmont State, and appreciate his appointment from Governor Justice and the Senate,” said Goldberg. “He is a true inspiration and has established himself as a pillar within our communities. Jason adds to the expertise and perspective of the Board of Governors, and I’m confident he will serve our Institution well.”

In addition to special recognitions throughout the meeting, the Board approved the current officers to continue in their leadership roles through June 30, 2022, including, Chairman, David Goldberg, Vice-Chairman, Rusty Hutson and Secretary, Deborah Prezioso.

The next full Board of Governors meeting will take place on Thursday, August 19. For more information visit,

Board of GovernorsDixie YannJohn SchirripaMirta MartinDavid GoldbergJason HendersonRusty HutsonDeborah Prezioso