CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Chief of Staff Mike Hall presented a proclamation, signed by Gov. Jim Justice, declaring March 2, 2020, as Concord University Day. Students, faculty and staff members attended the proclamation reading in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol.
Concord University was founded on February 28, 1872, through an act by the West Virginia Legislature, however, the university was not started until five families, in what would later become the town of Athens, started classes on May 10, 1875.
The proclamation notes that Concord University is a regional, public-supported institution of higher learning best known for its pre-professional education, business, social work, and science programs.
Concord University participated in an economic impact study resulting in acknowledging the university has a $56 million annual economic impact on the region.