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Embracing diverse thought, experience, and perspectives unlocks innovation and provides solutions to existing problems.

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At the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, we aim to enhance the quality of higher education and promote a fruitful and productive work environment. We recognize and promote a diverse student, faculty and staff body as essential in providing and promoting academic excellence in teaching, mentoring, research and service to and for our communities.

Who We Are

Our students, faculty, and the staff represent the heart and give the identity of our college. We have engaged in reshaping our institutional priorities to thus optimize the experiences and support we provide to our stakeholders to create a sustainable pathway to success and personal thriving. Our collective experiences motivate and engage us in a meaningful desire to change with impact!

A Message from the Associate Dean for Student, Faculty and Staff Engagement

The new Engagement initiative creates programs and assembles resources that provide our students, faculty, and staff in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with opportunities for engagement and professional development beyond the experiences associated with their own degrees. By offering a broad complement of thriving and career mentoring programs, community engagement and outreach activities, as well as a range of diverse events to promote our College mission to enhance the quality of higher education and promote a fruitful and productive work environment, the Office of the Dean foresee a profound impact on stakeholders to come.

Cerasela Zoica Dinu

Associate Dean for Student, Faculty and Staff Engagement
Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


ASEE Diversity Recognition Program BRONZE award

We currently hold the Bronze Award for Diversity from the American Society of Engineering Educators since 2019

developing Programs and opportunities for over 350 faculty and staff in the statler college

Programs and Opportunities


In 2021, Statler College inaugural mentorship programs were launched with 16 participants.

Helen Plants instructing two female students.

Expanding history

Established in 1887

The Statler College has 135 years of serving our faculty, staff and students. Since 1887, the college has grown from one department to seven currently educating over 3,500 students and proudly creating over 24,000 alumni worldwide.

calendar of events

From alumni mentor events to visiting lecturers and mental health training, the Office of Engagement provides opportunities, support and resources to students, faculty and staff.  

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NAS WVU Native American Studies (NAS) Land Acknowledgement

WVU, with its statewide institutional presence, resides on land that includes ancestral territories of the Shawnee, Lenape (Delaware), Haudenosaunee (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Tuscarora), Cherokee, and many other Indigenous peoples.

In acknowledging this, we recognize and appreciate those Indigenous nations whose territories we are living on and working in. Indigenous peoples have been in the land currently known as West Virginia since time immemorial. It is important that we understand both the context that has brought our university community to reside on this land, and our place within this long history. We also recognize that colonialism is a current ongoing process, and as scholars seeking truth and understanding, we need to be mindful of our present participation in this process.

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