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  • Welcome to Huntington, Dr. Gilbert

    by Representative Evan H. Jenkins

    Posted on 2016-01-12

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    JENKINS of West Virginia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. JENKINS of West Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome Dr. Jerome ``Jerry'' Gilbert as the 37th president of Marshall University in my hometown of Huntington, West Virginia.

    Dr. Gilbert has decades of experience in higher education. He comes to Marshall from Mississippi State University, where he served as provost and executive vice president for 6 years.

    I have no doubt that Dr. Gilbert will carry on the legacy of the beloved late Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, whose vision for Marshall University has helped transform it into the tremendous institution that it is today. He will also build upon the work of interim president Gary White, who has faithfully guided Marshall through a difficult time in the institution's history.

    I am sure Dr. Gilbert and his wife, Leigh, and his family will see the Huntington community is one that they will be proud to call home.

    As the university continues to capitalize on recent successes, including the new Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, I look forward to working with Dr. Gilbert during this exciting new chapter for Marshall University.

    Welcome to Huntington. Welcome to Marshall University, Dr. Gilbert.

    Go Herd.


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