On Wednesday, January 18, the WVU Tech campus community gathered for a reception to celebrate Tech’s new Campus Executive Officer Carolyn Long. Members of the Greater Montgomery community, WVU officials, HEPC representatives, and local and state legislators joined WVU Tech faculty, staff, and students in commemorating the event.
In recognizing Long, WVU President Jim Clements told the crowd of more than 100 Tech supporters, “She will give you her best and nothing less. She has accomplished many things in her career and in her life, and steps up when leaders are needed. Her experience in both public and higher education gives her a very broad perspective and makes her the perfect fit for the interim transitional leader here at Tech.”
WVU Provost Michele Wheatly stated, “Carolyn is dedicated to education and the state of West Virginia. She will assist the Tech community in envisioning a new direction for this institution. I have every confidence that she will be able to lead Tech ahead.”
In accepting the position, Long thanked the entire Tech community for the warm reception and willingness to come together. As she explained, “I believe we have three things we have to do: Recruit. Retain. Rebuild. I believe that, together, we can do it. I believe in Tech, and I believe we will move this institution forward.”