James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., was sworn in as president of WVSOM on Sept. 28.

The installation, which took place Sept. 28, is an official recognition of the school’s change in presidents and marks a new beginning for the institution. The formal ceremony included words of support from the WVSOM Board of Governors’ Chairman Charles Davis, D.O., and Alumni Association President Robert Olexo, D.O. Music was provided by the Greenbrier Valley Chorale and the Greenbrier Academy for Girls.

“It’s been an honor for me to take part in this selection process and see its completion with Dr. Nemitz as the seventh president,” Davis said. “The office of president and the word ‘honor’ just feel right in the same sentence. It’s an honor to hold a position of power, leadership and responsibility. I have no doubt that Dr. Nemitz will keep the honor and integrity of this great institution.”

Nemitz said he is humbled and filled with gratitude to serve as WVSOM’s next president. He thanked his parents for being such an integral part of shaping his values and ultimately passion for the school.

“There’s something special about people who are good parents, who raise their kids and let them go and become what they’re supposed to be. My parents did that. They…

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