Stanley M. Hostler
Stanley M. Hostler was born in 1927 in the railroad town of Bellwood, Pennsylvania. He and his 17 siblings made it through the Great Depression with many fond memories of his wonderful and caring mother. The GI Bill provided his education after serving in the Army and Air Force. He has a bachelor's in History from Gettysburg College, a master's in History from Penn State University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the WVU College of Law. He began his time at West Virginia University in 1959 when he was the first director of the Institute of Labor Studies. During his working career he has been an educator, lawyer and entrepreneur. Most recently his time has been spent with Protea Bioscience Group, Inc., which is based in Morgantown, West Virginia, and hoping to lead the world in state of the art molecular imaging. His wife of 33 years, Virginia Child, is a graduate of Clendenin High School. She has joined him in providing financial support to the University and is an active member of the Charleston Women's Club.