Morning Session

Date(s) - 11/17/2021
9:00 am - 11:20 am


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Description: Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference.

For each morning session, the room opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program starts at 9 a.m.


Monday – Our Economy

Tuesday – Our Health

Wednesday – Our Education

Thursday – Our Communities


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9 a.m. Opening Session

  • Sara Payne Scarbro, Operations Council Chair, Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern WV
  • John Maher, VP of Research, Marshall University
  • Jerry Gilbert, President, Marshall University and Chair, the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern WV

9:15 a.m. Higher Education Presidents

Moderator: Bill Bissett, Director of Economic Development, Senator Capito’s Office

  • Jerry Gilbert, President, Marshall University
  • Bonny Copenhaver, President, New River Community and Technical College
  • Kendra Boggess, President, Concord University
  • James W. Nemitz, President, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Carolyn Long, President of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Pamela Alderman, President, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
  • Casey K. Sacks, Acting President, BridgeValley Community and Technical College
  • Josh Baker, President, Mountwest Community and Technical College
  • Martin S. Roth, President, University of Charleston
  • Ericke S. Cage, Interim President, West Virginia State University

10:20 a.m. Diversity and Inclusion Speaker

Janelle Coleman, V.P. of Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, AEP

11:10 a.m. WV Gameshow Giveaway, Social Gathering to Play Games and Win Gift Cards


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