Welcome Message from the President

Welcome to Glenville State College – Home of the Pioneers, the Lighthouse on the Hill, and the Friendly Campus!

This institution, nestled into the rolling hills of central West Virginia, has been known in many ways throughout the years. However, it’s true expression can be found in the award-winning, applied, and relevant faculty, an outstanding and dedicated staff, awesome alumni and donors, and a stellar student body who bring the campus to life.

The Home of the Pioneers is easy to interpret. Pioneers are leaders! Glenville State Pioneers not only lead the way in terms of our athletic teams but in terms of service to and from students, making college more affordable, creating a quality higher education, and bringing value to the forefront of all that we do in the state, region, and beyond.

We were and continue to be a Lighthouse on the Hill for the area and beyond offering a beacon to all those seeking to better prepare themselves for the future.

And, perhaps my favorite slogan of all, The Friendly Campus. There may be no better way to describe the people who make up Glenville State College than friendly. Quick with a smile and hello to newcomers, and even quicker to go the extra mile to make sure everyone finds who or what they need, Glenville State demonstrates a culture of caring like none I have witnessed in 30 years as an educator.

These phrases all long predate my tenure as President, but I am happy to report that they all continue to hold deep meaning to me personally and will be a meaningful part of the practice and future of this college.

With hopes to see you soon,

Dr. Tracy Pellett
President
Glenville State College