T. Ramon Stuart to Lead the West Virginia University Institute of Technology

T. Ramon Stuart was appointed campus president at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley, effective January 1. The institute enrolls just over 1,600 students according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 4 percent of the student body.

“My humble beginnings in the coalfields of McDowell County taught me so much about life and the transformative impact of education,” Dr. Stuart said. “I am excited to provide this same opportunity for transformation to current and future students who attend WVU Tech where the talented faculty and dedicated staff will help them achieve their dreams in the classroom and beyond.”

Dr. Stuart most recently served as the president of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. In 2016, he was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Before joining the staff at Fort Valley State University, Dr. Stuart served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College, where he was elected president of the Faculty Senate.

Dr. Stuart holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. He earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the College of Education at Ohio University.

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