National Business Leader Selected as Chief Human Resources Officer

New leader starts Oct. 1.

Diana Harto CHRO

WEST LIBERTY, Sept. 10, 2015 — West Liberty University has selected Wheeling resident Diana Harto as its new chief human resources officer.  She replaces Vice President of Human Resources Jim Stultz who retired this past July. Harto begins her duties Oct. 1.  “Diana was the unanimous choice of our selection committee that met and interviewed … Read More

Four Presidential Finalists Announced

Final four includes two women, two men.


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 8, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Presidential Search Committee and the Board of Governors today announced the names of the four finalists for the position of 35th president of West Liberty University. “We are pleased to reveal the names of four excellent leaders, selected after months of vetting and interviews. We … Read More

Six to Enter Athletic Hall of Fame

Inductees are guests of honor at a social gathering in the lobby of the ASRC from 8:30-9 a.m. with breakfast and the formal induction ceremony to follow at 9 a.m., Sept. 12 in the R. Emmett Boyle Conference Center. Open to the public.

The Boyle Conference Center and the lobby of the ASRC will be the site of the reception and breakfast ceremony.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The 35th annual induction ceremony for the West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the university’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. This year’s class includes Jim Calhoun (football), Dave Coffaro (track and field), Tara Elkin (women’s tennis), Kevin Higgins (men’s basketball), Tom Moore (wrestling) … Read More

New Faculty, Staff Join campus to provide the Best Student Experience

From left Joe Greathouse,

WEST LIBERTY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Another academic year has begun and new employees can be seen on the Hilltop performing their duties of educating students and serving the needs of students. New faculty members include: Sarah Brammer, assistant professor and academic coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies Master’s Program. Brammer is an alumna of WLU, … Read More

Student Film Festival Ready to Roll

Students have just 48 hours to complete a 6-10 minute film, then compete for prizes.

Students work in a digital design class in the Media Arts Center.

WEST LIBERTY, WV, Sept. 1, 2015 — Plans are underway for the first West Liberty University 48-Hour Film Festival to be held September 18 – 20 and ending with a screening and awards ceremony at Marquee Cinemas, located at the Highlands Shopping Complex. All currently enrolled students from West Liberty University are eligible to participate. … Read More

Concert Artist Series Opens with C-Street Brass

Performances are free and open to the public.

C-Street Brass

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 1, 2015 — The 52nd Season of great entertainment begins on Sept. 9 at West Liberty University with its Concert Artist Series. The best part is that all performances are free and open to the public. C-Street Brass Quintet, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. C Street Brass, … Read More

Dr. Zachary Loughman’s Research Featured in Science magazine

Loughman and his students have sampled crayfish in 13 states and more than 3,000 streams.

Zach Loughman w:Crayfish lab

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 31, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Dr. Zachary Loughman and his crayfish research was recently featured in Science, in an article entitled: The Missing Mudbug. The article focuses on global threats to crayfishes, and follows Loughman and West Liberty University students while they search for one of the planet’s rarest mudbugs, the Guyandotte River … Read More

University Honors Faculty, Staff at Opening Convocation

State of the University is strong

From left, Interim President Dr. John McCullough congratulates Keith Kaczor, Keith Bell, Karen Kettler, Matthew Zdilla.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 26, 2015 – West Liberty University Interim President Dr. John P. McCullough presided at the annual Opening Convocation and general faculty meeting held at noon today in Kelly Theatre. McCullough began with a state of the University summary. “The state of the University is stable and resting upon a strong foundation,” … Read More

Commuter Lounge Adds to Student Amenities

Located in College Union, open 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.

Student Sarah Suava prepares for class in the Commuter Lounge.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 25, 2015 — There’s a new lounge open on the Hilltop campus, one designed specifically for commuters. It was unveiled at an open house from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. today. “This is our first designated space for commuters and it features resources to help our students who don’t reside here … Read More

Graphic Design Class Steps Up to Assist Non-Profits

Need design requests by Sept. 10.

From left (back row) Darius Lusk, Moundsville; Cory Voll, Marietta; Peyton Miller, Dresden; Hannah Judkins, Pittsburgh; Caleb Kissiah, Aikins, N.C.; Mario Yacoviello, Weirton; Eileen Thompson, Canton; Josh Verhovec, Rayland; (front row)

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 24, 2015 — Senior graphic design majors at West Liberty University are once again offering their skills as a service to non-profit groups and startup companies in the Ohio Valley. “We’ve done this for the past 17 years and over the years have assisted several hundred non-profits and start ups with … Read More