Secure the Future Campaign

Secure the Future

Chris A. WoodOur Vision

When the founders of Davis & Elkins College envisioned a small liberal arts college overlooking the relatively young town of Elkins, they fully understood the importance of higher education. They were committed to providing an institution where students would become leaders. 

A little more than a hundred years later, we created a mission statement that carries that original vision into the future: To prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world. I see evidence of that on campus every day, from engaged students in the classroom to the increased spirit of volunteerism benefiting our community. Our students would have made our founders, Senators Davis and Elkins, proud. 

D&E's $100 million Secure the Future campaign concluded on June 30, 2018. Thanks to thousands of donors, we met our goal!

The entire College family – trustees, students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents, community – worked together to meet the challenge and Secure the Future for our students and our institution.

President Chris A. Wood