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John Chambers returns to his alma mater

When you have the track record of success John Chambers has, it can become a big deal when he returns to his alma mater. The former president, CEO and chairman of the board at Cisco Systems makes a big splash when he is on campus at West Virginia University, and last spoke here in 2012.

He addressed the university community again on October 27, prompting hundreds to pack into the Mountainlair Ballrooms at WVU’s student union. And Chambers, as usual, did not disappoint in his presentation entitled “The New Digital Era and the Implications for Education.” He challenged WVU and the state to invest in innovation with resources and visionary thinking, components he believes are the components of historic, significant change.