The Department's visiting committee will support the mission of the department by engaging with faculty and students for on-campus activities and creating stronger ties with alumni and friends with the department. The visiting committee held an on-campus organizing meeting in October 2008 with the department chair and program chairs to discuss the committee's organizational structure, and goal setting. Alan Brown and Joe Sewash are co-chairs of the committee.
The Visiting Committee will develop ways to share life and business skill knowledge gained from experience at WVU and after as it relates to individual career development to students and faculty in a way that supports the department's goals and objectives and their service to the College of Arts and Sciences and West Virginia University.
The committee has established three subcommittees to address alumni outreach issues, professional development support, and web presence. The committee will meet on campus once each semester to engage faculty and be available for student mentoring opportunities.
Dr. Alan Brown, Co-chair
Schlumberger abrown11 "at" houston.oilfield.slb.com
Joe Sewash, Co-chair
North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysisjoe.sewash "at" gmail.com
San Diego Association of Governmentslcu401 "at" hotmail.com
National Geographic Societybdulli "at" ngs.org
Dr. Jay Gatrell
Indiana State Universityjgatrell "at" indstate.edu
Marshall Miller and Associatesron.mullennex "at" mma1.com
Dr. Amy Pratt
Non-Profit Leadershipamypratt "at" bellsouth.net
Merrick and Companybrian.raber "at" merrick.com
Chesapeake Energyhramsey "at" chk.com
Edwards Aquifer Authoritygschindel "at" edwardsaquifer.org
US Environmental Protection Agencysincock.jennifer "at" epa.gov
Ashley S.B. Douds
EQT Production CompanyPittsburgh, PAADouds "at" eqt.com
Jeffrey A. Sitler
Office of Environmental Health and SafetyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA js2zf "at" eservices.virginia.edu