Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags, at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston and on all State-owned facilities throughout Kanawha County, be lowered from dawn to dusk Saturday, February 22, 2014, the day of services for West Virginia State University (WVSU)
President Emeritus Dr. Hazo W. Carter Jr.
Dr. Carter began his career in higher education at Norfolk State University and was named President of Philander Smith College in 1983.
Dr. Carter became the ninth President of West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) in 1987, and served in this capacity for 25 years.
Dr. Carter was vital to WVSU regaining its land-grant status, the creation of the Business, Industry and Education Cluster Program, the formation of the WVSU Research and Development Corporation, and the designation of university status upon the institution.
In recognition of his service throughout the years, Dr. Carter received many awards and accolades including two Distinguished West Virginian awards, an Honorary West Virginian award, and a Distinguished Mountaineer award.
He was also designated as "President of the Century" by the West Virginia State University National Alumni Association.
Office of the Governor