Bill Nevin is associate vice president of communications for the West Virginia University
Foundation, the private fundraising arm of West Virginia University.
In his role at the Foundation, Nevin oversees all areas of internal and external communication and marketing. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2007, he spent six years with WVU News & Information Services (now University Relations/News) as assistant director and external communications manager.
A native of Ottawa, Illinois, Nevin has nearly 40 years of experience in broadcasting and announcing, having worked in news departments at radio stations in West Virginia, Illinois and Missouri. His undergraduate degree is in radio-television from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Nevin is currently the voice of the WVU Marching Band – the Pride of West Virginia. He also serves as public address announcer for WVU football at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, WVU men’s basketball at the Coliseum, WVU baseball at Monongalia County ballpark, as well as the West Virginia Black Bears MLB Draft League team. He also is a freelance announcer and emcee for numerous events and voiceover projects. In 2019, Nevin was honored by the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers as the Bob Sheppard College P.A. Announcer of the Year.
Nevin earned his master’s degree from WVU in Integrated Marketing Communications in 2006 and has been an adjunct instructor in the program since 2007. He also teaches undergraduate voice performance classes in the Reed College.
Nevin and his wife Cindy have two children, Ciara and Connor.
Meet Bill Nebin
1:09 Why do you teach in the program?
2:57 How do you bring the real world into your online classes?
4:22 How do you engage with students?
6:10 Fun (surprise) question