West Liberty University has a long, proud tradition of providing economical, effective higher education. This week a giant step forward was taken in that regard.
On Monday, WLU officials broke ground for the planned Campbell Hall of Health Sciences, a $23 million building.
The building is named appropriately, for Clyde Campbell. His distinguished career at what then was West Liberty State College included 11 years as president. In addition to his work in science and education, he has been a community leader in many other ways.
As WLU President Robin Capehart pointed out, Campbell Hall will provide a state-of-the-art home for the university's health sciences programs, with room for them to grow.
They can be expected to do just that. The department, augmented this year with a new physician assistant program, fill a need in our area while giving graduates bright futures.
Congratulations to all involved.