MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—West Virginia University has reappointed
Joyce E. McConnell as Dean of the College of Law for another five years.
“Joyce McConnell is commended for an excellent first term as dean,” said Michele G. Wheatly, WVU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Under her leadership, the future of the College of Law is very bright.”
Since being named Dean in 2008, McConnell has spearheaded a $25 million fundraising campaign to invest in the future of legal education at WVU. This includes the construction of a 20,000-square-foot addition to the law school as well as improvements to teaching facilities, resources, and technology.
In 2011, McConnell established the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, which is playing a prominent role in shaping the energy and environmental policies of the future. She also oversaw the creation of the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic, which is working in a dozen West Virginia communities.