T. Ramon Stuart, Ph.D.
Get to know Dr. Stuart:
Terrence Ramon Stuart, an accomplished university administrator originally from Welch, WV, is a two-time graduate of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering at West Virginia University and he completed a doctorate from the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University. He returned home to the Mountain State to become the campus president at West Virginia University Institute of Technology on January 1, 2023.
Dr. Stuart, a champion for students and of servant leadership, has led various campus initiatives to improve retention and provide support for students so they can be successful in college and beyond. He has led enrollment and retention initiatives, including mentorship and success coach programs, expanding tutoring services, among many others.
Dr. Stuart has broad knowledge and experience in student success and support, academics, fundraising, community collaboration and overall institutional growth. In his previous roles, he has led expansion of academic programs, including the addition of a cyber security program, engineering, nursing, supply chain and logistics programs, and collaborations with other institutions to best support area students, employers and communities.
In addition to his commitment to students and academics, Dr. Stuart is passionate about community engagement and partnerships. From collaborative multi-million-dollar projects with local hospitals and military bases to enhance opportunities in the community to working with other institutions to expand educational access, Dr. Stuart has strengthened collaboration among academic institutions, local organizations, and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Stuart has a strong background in successful donor cultivation. He has helped exceed fundraising goals and increased the number of donors during annual campaigns. Dr. Stuart has raised funds and obtained grants – often increasing or expanding previous benchmarks or goals – for a variety of initiatives throughout his career.
Dr. Stuart often shares his experiences of growing up in McDowell County and how much he has learned about life and the transformative impact of education. He is dedicated to helping others realize their dreams.
Prior to his arrival at WVU Tech, Dr. Stuart served as the president of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. He previously served as the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia.
Before moving to Georgia, Dr. Stuart served in the provost’s office at West Virginia State University (WVSU) in a variety of roles including associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs. He also served as a faculty member teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at WVSU, West Virginia State Community and Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Stuart and his wife Jamilah Stuart, a graduate of Howard University with a MBA from the University of New Haven, are the proud parents of their daughter Kayleigh Grace Stuart.