WVU Seeks Input On Its Mission For 21st Century

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is looking for input on how it can become a prominent research school and benefit the larger community.

The Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education is hosting a discussion at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Erickson Alumni Center.

The "Mission of the Land Grant University in the 21st Century" discussion is part of a day-long program focused on steering WVU in a direction consistent with its 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future.

Among the speakers is A.G. Rud of Washington State University. Rud calls land-grant universities a backbone of the economy because they focus on practical education and applied research.

That makes them valuable resources in challenging economic and political times.

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