West Virginia Executive Spring 2017 - Page 132

150 YEARS OF CHANGING LIVES. And what a ride it has been. From humble beginnings as an agricultural institution in 1867, West Virginia University has become a premier research institution bringing vital, priceless solutions to real-life challenges in education, healthcare and prosperity in West Virginia and beyond. R1 HIGHEST RESEARCH ACTIVITY STATUS 190,000 ALUMNI ACROSS THE GLOBE wvu.edu $ 1.4 BILLION IMPACT ON WEST VIRGINIA ECONOMY