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									   Marshall University

Marshall University
  1998 - A Year to Remember
            A Year to Remember...

   Marshall’s total enrollment exceeded 16,000 students, including
    4,000 graduate and medical students -- up from 13,000 in 1991.
   The university dedicated and occupied three new libraries at a
    cost of $35 million on its Huntington, South Charleston and
    Health Sciences campuses. And the university increased its
    budget for books and library materials to more than $1.1 million
    per year -- an increase of some 30 percent.
   Marshall opened three new Robert C. Byrd Institute for
    Advanced Flexible Manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport, South
    Charleston and Rocket Center.
            A Year to Remember...

   Marshall was named as one of the 100 Best College Buys in
    America -- a function of quality and modest cost to students.
   The football team won the Mid-American Conference
    championship and defeated the University of Louisville in the
    Motor City Bowl on December 23 by a score of 48-29,
    becoming the first school ever to win more than 100 football
    games in any decade -- 101 -- with at least 11 games still to play
    in the 1990s.
   More than 1,000 new garden style apartment beds for students
    are being constructed through a unique public/private
          A Year to Remember...

   Marshall faculty have achieved national recognition in
    key areas such as writing across the curriculum,
    technology management, learning disorders, family
    practice, journalism, forensic science, integrated science,
    Internet certification, safety management, nursing,
    information technology, fine arts and business, among
    many, many others.
   More than $75 million in new academic facilities were
    completed in 1998 alone, including a new $32 million
    Medical Center.
             A Year to Remember...

   The university achieved more than $500,000 in administrative
    cost reductions in 1998-99 to partially fund a 4.7% average
    faculty salary increase and a 6% classified staff salary increase.
   Marshall is a national leader in forensic identification and
    criminal justice with more than 1,000 students enrolled in three
    master’s degree programs, Forensic Science, Criminal Justice
    and Justice Studies, two bachelor’s degree programs, Forensic
    Identification and Criminal Justice, and two associate degree
    programs. Add to this more than $4 million in federal grants,
    special program authorization in the West Virginia Code and a
    new facility under construction. In fact, more than 70 master’s
    degrees in Justice Studies have been awarded in the Charleston
    area in the past 10 years alone.
         A Year to Remember...

   In 1998 the federal government awarded Marshall a six-
    year, $12 million grant for an Appalachian Transportation
    Research Institute, in addition to more than $20 million in
    federally funded initiatives already in place at the
   In 1998 Marshall continued to emerge as a national leader
    in the use of information technology to improve academic
    quality and deliver instructional programs across the state
    and the nation. More than 40 on-line courses enrolled some
    700 students in the fall of 1998 alone.
   Marshall’s associated foundations saw their assets
    increased from $29 million in 1992 to $76 million in
          A Year to Remember...

   A visiting committee from the North Central Association
    of Colleges and Schools recommended that Marshall be
    accredited through the year 2006 with positive comments
    regarding the progress of the university. And more than
    15 specific academic programs received new or renewed
   The university received national attention for its diversity
    initiatives, including establishing the Harmony Institute
    and appointing more women vice presidents (5) and deans
    (3) than any other public university in America.
         A Year to Remember...

   Ground was broken for a new campus in Point Pleasant
    and a new Jomie Jazz Center and Child Care Center in
    Huntington; a renovated Henderson Center arena was
    opened at a cost of $5 million, and new facilities for
    biomedical sciences, fine arts and recreation are being
   The Honors Program grew to include 600 students and the
    number of Academic Scholarships was increased to more
    than 1,000.
   Buildings named for Robert C. Byrd (South Charleston)
    and John D. Drinko (Huntington) were dedicated.
          A Year to Remember...

   Marshall was named the 20th Safest Campus in America.
   Marshall renewed its heritage with the unveiling of a major
    new statute of John Marshall, establishment of The John
    Marshall Research Center and the naming of Princeton
    University Professor Jean Smith as the first John Marshall
   And finally, more than 2,300 Marshall faculty, staff,
    students, alumni, corporations and foundations and friends
    of the library joined together to donate more than $8
    million to the drive to build a new library and information
    center on the Huntington campus.
   Marshall University

Marshall University
     Future Challenges
            Future Challenges...

   Marshall is the public university for the Charleston to
    Huntington region -- West Virginia’s largest metropolitan area.
   While there must be a strong use of technology and the
    mounting of new and innovative programs, quality must be the
    defining characteristic of 21st Century Marshall University.
   The cost of higher education will not go down but rather, with
    the sophistication of the new economy, it will cost more for
    high quality, cutting-edge universities to keep current.
           Future Challenges...

   Higher education must remain open, accessible and affordable
    to all West Virginians, regardless of their individual situations.
   Because of the increased value of quality faculty and staff with
    expertise and commitment, the university must be competitive
    in the national marketplace.
   And because the profile and needs of the Marshall student body
    of the 21st Century will change dramatically, the culture of the
    campus must accommodate those changes.
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