Message from the dean

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dana D. Brooks portrait

West Virginia University’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences has over an 80-year history of training and graduating exemplary students, engaging in the discovery of new knowledge, and serving the people of West Virginia. The college entered into a new stage of development with the opening of the Health and Education Building in Fall of 2014, home of CPASS. With this new beginning comes new opportunities across the mission areas of teaching, research, and service. The development of the CPASS 2020 Strategic Plan provides us with a road map to strategically position ourselves to take maximal advantage of those opportunities.

Looking toward the future, it is our pleasure to share with you our Mission, Core Values, and Vision for the college. With that vision in mind, the college has created five major goal areas in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan. Within each goal area, and specific to the college, we have created specific and measurable objectives and actions which we will take to meet those stated objectives and goals.

I encourage you to take some time and browse through the proceeding pages to get a better sense of the college and its’ mission to prepare the next generation of leaders and public servants. It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve as Dean of this college and work with our stellar faculty, staff and students to help make our vision reality. Mountaineers Go First!


Dana D. Brooks