On November 3, the Fairmont State Foundation will welcome West Virginia native and Fairmont resident, Dr. Anne Bolyard to the organization as President.
Dr. Bolyard holds a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from West Virginia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in community health education from West Virginia University. In 2012 she earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Marshall University. She has also earned two professional certifications in research administration.
"The Foundation Board is excited to welcome Dr. Bolyard to Fairmont State. She comes to us with years of experience in fundraising in a higher education setting and brings skill, energy, and optimism to her new position," according to Foundation Board Chair, Dixie Yann.
In addition to her educational experience, Dr. Bolyard brings with her more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including securing external funding, research administration, strategic planning, project management, and governmental relations. She is excited to employ her skills and training with board members and colleagues to build on current success and look toward the future for both Fairmont State Foundation and Fairmont State University.
She is also an active volunteer, serving as a neonatal intensive care unit cuddler at WVU Medicine’s Children’s hospital, a board member for the Marion County Rescue Squad, and an elected member of the Fairmont City Council.
"I am excited to welcome Dr. Bolyard to our campus. I have confidence she will quickly become an integral member of Fairmont State," said Fairmont State President Mike Davis. "Her impressive background in higher education and passion for helping students and those around her will serve our University well."
On Friday, October 20, the Fairmont State Foundation and our guests celebrated the 2023 Scholarship & Stewardship Banquet. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the incredible impact of our donors’ generosity and recognize many of this year’s deserving scholarship recipients. Additionally, the Foundation honored the 2023 inductees to both the 1865 Heritage Society and Column Society. Thank you to all who attended!