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January 2016

Welcome to Marshall University!

Jerome Gilbert_by Rick Lee_2016 revWhat an honor it is to have been asked to lead this vibrant university. It is difficult to express the overwhelming excitement my wife Leigh and I feel as we start to become part of Marshall University and the Huntington community.

I have found that one of the most compelling things about our university is the hope, love and unity of spirit embedded in the refrain “We Are Marshall.” I knew from my first visit to campus that phrase was an inclusive one and that “we” really reflects acceptance and respect. This is a special place.

If you are considering embarking upon or continuing on your college career here at Marshall, I can assure you that you will find a real community, where everyone is dedicated to your progress and will work with you to fully develop your potential to be a leader for the 21st century. While you are here, you will expand not only your academic and social horizons, but you will also be taking your place in a proud, ongoing tradition.

The Marshall family has welcomed us with open arms. I can promise you that they will do the same for you.

I’m extremely proud to be here, and look forward to welcoming you as a future son or daughter of Marshall University.

We Are…Marshall!

Sincerely,
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Jerome A. Gilbert, Ph.D.
President