MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Following an announcement today by U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller of the creation of the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics at West Virginia University, Dr. Paul Hill, Chancellor of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, released the following statement:
“Through decades of public service to West Virginia, Senator Rockefeller has fought for – and achieved – stronger educational opportunities for West Virginians. From visionary policy-making that paved the way for historic investments in scientific research and STEM education, to robust efforts aimed at keeping college attainable and affordable through federal student loans and grants, he has been steadfast in his belief in the transformative power of higher education.
“Now, that devotion continues with the creation of the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics at West Virginia University. I applaud President Gee for working to make this exciting academic opportunity available to WVU students, and I thank Senator Rockefeller for his abiding commitment to higher education – and to encouraging new generations of scholars aspiring to dedicate their lives to others through careers in public service.”