Dr. Mirta Martin selected to become new president of Fairmont State University

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | October 21, 2017
Dr. Mirta Martin will become the next president of Fairmont State University, the school’s board of governors announced during a meeting Thursday morning.

Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, banking, advisory and consulting, and her career involves work in both the public and private sectors, as well as work with public-private partnerships.
“I am grateful to the board, the search committee, faculty, staff, our wonderful students and to the community at large for affording me the privilege to lead this incredible institution,” Martin said in a statement released by the school. “There are boundless opportunities here — opportunities we can maximize by engaging alumni and friends and by working together with other senior institutions, community colleges, and with industry. I am here because I believe in you, in this institution and in its enormous potential.
Martin spoke following the meeting’s conclusion. She praised the students, faculty, and residents — saying that they were part of the allure of the Fairmont State job.
“The people attracted me here,” Martin said. “They are bright, they are dedicated, they are loyal, but they are a humble. And that’s a quality that’s rare.”
Dr. Martin plans to spend about three weeks in West Virginia next month as part of what she calls a “listening tour.”
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