Service is one of the pillars of the mission of the Land-grant University, and West Virginia University’s commitment to outreach has been reaffirmed by the Carnegie Foundation:
On Wednesday (Jan. 5), the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized the scope and success of WVU’s impact by selecting the University for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6 percent of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement out of all U.S. institutions. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement.
“WVU’s level of outreach and service to our state is truly exceptional,” said WVU President Jim Clements. “From providing free dental care for those in need to building homes for underserved families, community engagement is the hallmark of our land-grant University.” He added, “I’ve often said that ‘no university means more to its state than WVU means to West Virginia,’ and I believe this classification underscores that belief.”
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