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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

When I think of West Virginia, I see two images; the amazing place we are today and the even greater version of which we are capable. We are a proud state with humble people and modest beginnings. As a result, we are often underestimated and yet, we repeatedly overachieve.

Nowhere has that been more evident than in the movement started several years ago to reimagine a new chapter for our state. The goal was to reignite the dreamer and doer in each of us, simultaneously honoring inspiration and perspiration. We wanted and needed a next chapter of greatness for West Virginia. We knew we could build on our proud history of national and international contributions, while taking our place in the 21st century economy.

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Brad D. Smith is the president of Marshall University.

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