It's the beginning of another school year on the hilltop as West Liberty University faculty and staff met Wednesday for the annual State of the University address.
West Liberty President Robin Capehart started this year's address by quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., saying, "Together we must learn to live and work together or we will be forced to perish as fools."
And with so many changes on the hilltop, there will be lots of opportunities to work together.
"The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time for everyone," said West Liberty University Provost Dr. Brian Crawford. "It's great to see the students back on campus and we're looking forward to using some of the new facilities. Campbell Hall is coming along nicely, the campus is looking great , there's new lights on the football stadium so that's exciting."
New light won't only be shed on the stadium but also on new majors, programs and courses in the curriculum.
"We're looking forward to expanding our graduate programs and other programs we have in things like art therapy, which will be a very unique program not only to this area but the state of West Virginia and this region," said West Liberty President Robin Capehart.
And while so much is new on the hilltop this year, there's even more to look forward to next year as more changes are on the horizon.
"We just continue to grow and attract more students from a larger and larger area," said Capehart. "We're looking forward to continue to provide a high quality education to our students."