GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest chapter of the President to President series, published today, E. Gordon Gee, Ph.D., president of West Virginia University in Morgantown, W. Va. explores ways in which colleges and universities can instill a sense of community in students while also supporting resiliency in the face of adversity throughout the region.
Titled "The Role of the University in Promoting Community Resiliency," this month's chapter of President to President offers numerous examples of how West Virginia University has encouraged students to play active roles in addressing the needs of the community during times of crisis. Gee further explains how the University's ongoing commitment to helping those in need helps to foster a sense of community engagement in students, which will stay with them long after graduation and enable them to serve as active members of a wide variety of communities throughout the country and the world. The article is part of the 2016-2017 President to President series, published by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services. The series is written by university presidents for university presidents and focuses on how institutions are developing innovative campus strategies that ensure positive business outcomes while enhancing the student experience. Each month, a new chapter of President to President is authored by a notable leader in higher education whose institution is at in the forefront of pioneering viewpoints and practices. Sodexo provides publishing support but exerts no editorial influence over the series. Chapters are distributed and promoted electronically and posted on president2president.com. At the end of the ten-part series, all content will be published into a thought-provoking collection and made available online. Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The Fortune Global 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations. Learn more about Sodexo at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349448LOGO