Dean’s Greeting

Dan The WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is headed into an exciting new era. We’re very excited about the opening of our new building, with the first classes to be taught there beginning August 2016!

This building will provide us with a new canvas to work from, state-of-the-art labs and lecture halls that will afford students the best education, and faculty will have new and exciting opportunities for research and collaboration. Next up — facilities work for our Forestry and Natural Resources programs, and our farms.

As we approach the 150th anniversary of WVU and the College, to be celebrated in 2017, this building will bridge the old and the new, ensuring our land-grant mission remains strong, vibrant and cutting-edge. We hope that you will share in our excitement and look for more news on opportunities to visit and explore the new facility.

But beyond the new building, I am proud of the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff who make this College what it is — strong, resilient and pioneering. Our Davis-Michael Scholars program provides students with the opportunity to receive the best pre-veterinarian education in the nation, followed by financial assistance to attend veterinary school after graduating from WVU. Graduate students like Darren Wood are earning internships, fellowships and grants for everything from developing genetic databases to reduce white-tailed deer poaching in West Virginia to learning how to operate an organic farm.

This is a new era for the WVU Davis College, a time of change, exploration and innovation. It’s a time to further embrace our land-grant mission of teaching, research and service and to seize opportunities for collaboration and discovery. We’re thrilled that you are with us on this journey. Let’s go!

My best—

Dan Robison
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
West Virginia University
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