President Mirta Martin

Dr. Joy Hatch joins Fairmont State University as vice president for IT and CIO

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fairmont State University welcomes Dr. Joy Hatch as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. 

Her background includes a Bachelor’s in commercial design from Barton College, followed by a Masters in Information Systems and her Ph.D. in information systems. She then went on to earn an MBA to ensure that she had the business background to complement the technology knowledge. 

Faculty recognized for achievements at Fairmont State

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Thursday, April 2, during the Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

President Martin honored by legislators for her dedication during the legislative session

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fairmont State University President Mirta M. Martin was recognized by Marion County legislators during Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting.  Del. Michael Angelucci and Del. Linda Longstreth presented a plaque for the consistent and tireless work Martin did on behalf of higher education during the legislative session. 

Starbucks ribbon cutting and grand opening held

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fairmont State University together with its dining partner, Aladdin, held a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Starbucks fully licensed store on Monday, April 15 to enhance its already stellar dining experience where students enjoy nationally ranked top food brands. 

Aladdin specializes in higher education dining which combines its culinary expertise with favorite quick service brands. 

Jed and Vicki Smith make historical gift to support Fairmont State University students

Friday, April 12, 2019

On Friday, April 12, Fairmont State history was made when Jed and Vicki Smith donated $1M to the Fairmont State Foundation. This historic gift will create the Jed and Vicki Smith Scholars endowment which will award scholarships to full-time students. This is the largest gift received from a living alumnus in university history.

Fairmont State University Adds Wrestling As 17th Sport

Thursday, March 21, 2019

For the first time in more than 30 years, Fairmont State University will offer wrestling as part of its intercollegiate athletics program beginning in the fall of 2019.

University to host hundreds for Maroon & White Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s spring campus visitation day, on Saturday, April 6.

Fairmont State 2019 Senior campaign goal: Beautify the Bell

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fairmont State University’s Student Government Association announced the 2019 Senior Campaign —Beautify the Bell—during a kick-off even held today in The Falcon Center. 

Senior Raychel Fitzwater, and acting Student Government Association president, said they chose the project to create a brick patio and seating area around the bell. They feel this is a great way to honor the Victory Bell’s upcoming 80th anniversary on campus. 

Martin named to Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta M. Martin has been named to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education. On July 2, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced at a press conference in Charleston that he has signed an executive order creating the Blue Ribbon Commission to assess the current state of four-year higher education institutions in West Virginia.

The “American Dream” becomes reality through leadership gift

Monday, May 21, 2018

Born in Havana, Cuba and growing up in Madrid, Spain, Fairmont State University President Dr. Mirta Martin knows firsthand the journey to success. After immigrating to the United States, she completed her undergraduate degrees in political science and psychology from Duke University and earned a master of business administration from the University of Richmond; and a doctorate with an emphasis in strategic management and leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.  
 

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