ALUMNI “WALL OF HONOR” The West Liberty University Alumni Board of Directors instituted a project in 1990 to demonstrate to current students, visitors, and friends that the college has some very successful graduates. This project, known as the “Alumni Wall of Honor,” is a dramatic way to honor some of the college’s most distinguished alumni and display pride in the accomplishments of its graduates. The concept was suggested by then Associate Professor of Physics Robert W. Schramm, who is a 1958 graduate of the college and a 2002 Alumni Wall of Honor inductee. The Alumni Wall of Honor is housed in the south end of the Union known as the Alumni Lounge.
David CroftInducted 2018
David Croft grew up in Wheeling and graduated from Wheeling Park High School. He received a bachelor’s in accounting in 1989 from West Liberty University and a doctor of law degree in 1999 from the West Virginia University College of Law. Croft has served as an adjunct lecturer of law at the WVU College of Law where he has taught multiple tax and other course subjects. A frequent lecturer and seminar speaker, he is an expert on subjects that include tax, estate planning, trust law, tax-exempt entities, and choice of business entity.
He has practiced law for the past 19 years in Wheeling, and is a member of the law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC. His legal practice focuses on complex business transactions and tax planning. Prior to entering law school, he practiced as a CPA in Morgantown.
He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Ohio County Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate, Corporate/Business and Tax law.
Croft currently serves on the board of the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority, the Ohio County Schools Board of Education and other tax seminar boards. He also is a member of the West Liberty University Foundation where he serves as chairman.
He and his wife Jennifer have lived in Wheeling since 1999 and have four children, Amber Garlitz who resides in Lawton, Okla.; Taylor Croft, David M. Croft and Emily Croft, all who reside in Wheeling W.Va.