Skip Navigation

Sign In or Register

West-virginia-encyclopedia-text

West Virginia State University


Mar 17, 1891

The West Virginia Colored Institute (now West Virginia State University) was founded by legislature

1892

The first students enrolled at West Virginia Colored Institute (now West Virginia State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1892

1909

Byrd Prillerman became president of West Virginia Colored Institute (now West Virginia State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1915

Legislation changed the name of West Virginia Colored Institute to West Virginia Collegiate Institute (now West Virginia State university)

Other events that happened on or around 1915

1919

John Warren Davis became president of West Virginia Collegiate Institute (now West Virginia State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1919

1925

A new administration building was completed at West Virginia Collegiate Institute (now West Virginia State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1925

1927

North Central Association fully accredited the West Virginia Collegiate Institute (now West Virginia State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1927

1929

West Virginia Collegiate Institute became West Virginia State College

Other events that happened on or around 1929

1937

Harrison Ferrell became dean of West Virginia State College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1947

Enrollment at West Virginia State College was 1,785 students

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1953

John Warren Davis retired as president of West Virginia State

Other events that happened on or around 1953

May 17, 1954

U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education

1957

West Virginia State College lost its federal land-grant status

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1966

Harrison Ferrell left as dean of West Virginia State College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1966

1973

Harold M. McNeill became president of West Virginia State College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1973

1982

Thomas W. Cole became president of West Virginia State College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1982

1986

Thomas W. Cole left as president of West Virginia State College (now University)

Other events that happened on or around 1986

1987

Hazo W Carter, Jr. became president of West Virginia State College

Other events that happened on or around 1987

1992

West Virginia State College (now University) received full accreditation from the North Central

Other events that happened on or around 1992

Oct 22, 1999

West Virginia State College land-grant status was restored by Congress

Apr 07, 2004

West Virginia State College became West Virginia State University

Other events that happened on or around April 07, 2004

2004

West Virginia State University had 2,482 students enrolled

Other events that happened on or around 2004

Jul 01, 2012

Brian O. Hemphill became president of West Virginia State University

Jul 01, 2016

Dr. Anthony Jenkins became president of West Virginia State University


View Articles by Existing Key Dates or Specify Your Own Date Range

West Virginia Humanities Council | 1310 Kanawha Blvd E | Charleston, WV 25301 Ph. 304-346-8500 | © 2018 All Rights Reserved

About e-WV | Our Sponsors | Help & Support | Contact Us The essential guide to the Mountain State can be yours today! Click here to order.