WVU Tech’s Long gives first State of Tech address from Beckley campus

BECKLEY, W.Va. — WVU Tech President Carolyn Long spoke Monday about the institution’s enrollment and academic progress during her State of Tech address.

This was the first State of Tech address to be delivered on the Beckley campus.

Long said the campus has made improvements despite challenges in recent years; enrollment has exceeded more than 1,600 students, 100 more individuals than WVU Tech’s goal. She added the school had seen a 16-percent increase in the first-time freshmen and retained 67 percent of students from the previous year.

WVU Tech fully moved operations over the summer to Beckley from its former site in Montgomery.

“Students, employees, faculty, staff, alums,” she said. “All of us showed their support, their flexibility, their tenacity, their hard work, and it did not go unnoticed.”

Long also touched on growth in academic programs, including forensic investigation and nursing. She added the institution is looking into initiatives specific to the region, such as a construction management program.

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