UVa-Wise’s Ewing honored for economic development work

West Virginia University has honored Sim Ewing, vice chancellor for finance and administration at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, with a 2010-2011 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award for his distinguished career in higher education.

The award honors alumni whose lives reflect the commitment and excitement that broadly educated arts and sciences people bring to their civic, cultural and professional lives.

Ewing was honored because of his work to facilitate economic development and change within Southwest Virginia. WVU Professor Emeritus Gerald Pops nominated Ewing for the award, which was approved by the Advisory Committee of Eberly College.

“It is a true honor and very humbling to be nominated by one of my former professors, and to have the Dean’s Council recognize my work to date,” Ewing said. “This demonstrates the importance that the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences sees in developing regional economic bases as a core component towards enhancing the regions educational foundation."

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award will be presented to Ewing during a formal presentation on the WVU campus later this year.