Vienna, W.Va.—Officials at Ohio Valley University (Vienna, WV) announced recently the reception of a $5.2 million bond financing payment for the initial funding of the Alternative Clean Energy (ACE) program. The program was announced in April, 2016.
The ACE project will provide abundant clean energy from a coal gasification facility to be constructed in Wood County. The university’s Executive Vice President Jeffrey Dimick has spearheaded the campaign to provide the funding.
The initial funding will require Dimick to step away from his responsibilities as the Executive Vice President in order to focus on the project and additional funding. OVU President Dr. E. Keith Stotts has announced that much of the EVP responsibilities will be taken by Chief of Staff Charles Morris.
“Jeff’s fulltime attention to ACE will enhance his passion and concern for Christian higher education here at OVU,” Stotts noted.
Dimick has served as the Executive Vice President for 5 ½ years.
“I want to thank Jeff personally and on behalf of OVU for his leadership and many contributions as our EVP,” Stotts added. “He has been a very public leader on campus and in the community.”
“I am very pleased that we have received this initial funding,” Dimick shared. “And I look forward to where this project is going.”
Charles Morris will continue in an expanded role as the university’s Chief of Staff. Morris served for many years as an administrator at West Virginia University.
“My goal will be to provide continuity and good leadership in the administration,” Morris mentioned.
“Jeff casts a long shadow on campus. I will do my best to build on that.”
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Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a faith-based, residential, liberal arts college founded by members of the Church of Christ. Students of all faiths are accepted and encouraged to apply. The university offers a variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees to students from 26 states and 25 nations. To learn more visit www.ovu.edu.