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February 01, 2016

Hughes to Participate in Leadership West Virginia

Kelly Hughes ‘03, assistant professor of business at West Virginia Wesleyan College, was selected as one of 55 members in the Class of 2016 to participate in Leadership West Virginia.

Hughes received her BS and MBA from West Virginia Wesleyan College and is completing her doctorate in Economics at West Virginia University.  She has been a member of the faculty in the School of Business at Wesleyan since 2006 where she has taught courses in economics, statistics, and quantitative methods.  Her research interests include sport and public economics.

Leadership West Virginia, affiliated with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, is now in its 25th year as the statewide education and leadership development program in West Virginia. The eight-month program identifies emerging leaders from a variety of employers throughout West Virginia and enhances their knowledge not only of the challenges facing the state, but also the state’s unique attributes and diversity. Recognizing that the cultivation of new leadership is of utmost importance to West Virginia’s future prosperity and progress, Leadership West Virginia works to develop and motivate a cross-section of leaders who will use their talents and abilities to inspire others and to foster a new spirit of energy, enthusiasm and vitality throughout the state.

Throughout this year members of the class will travel to eight different communities in West Virginia to receive broad-based education on critical topics and, at the same time, have opportunities to hone their leadership skills.

Leadership West Virginia provides graduates with the skills and the knowledge in making sound, informed decisions,” stated Pam Farris, program’s executive director. “Many of the participants serve as private citizen volunteers, and many seek and serve in public office. Among the many benefits that come with being a graduate of the program is the network of alumni throughout the state.”


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