David M. Fryson is a Senior Advisor for Diversity Community Outreach for the Office of the President at West Virginia University
David M. Fryson is the Senior Advisor for Diversity Community Outreach for the Office of the President at West Virginia University. He formerly served as the founding Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and also served as Deputy General Counsel for WVU. He also practiced law for over 25 years in a variety of legal and advocacy settings. Fryson has also served as Pastor for over 30 years and once served as the Chief Ministry Officer for The House of the Lord © a diverse nondenominational ministry in Akron Ohio with over 6,000 members on the rolls.
Attorney Fryson has spent his life dealing with the issues of diversity. In 2001, he served a term as the National Vice-President for the legendary Rev. Dr. Leon Sullivan's Opportunities Industrialization Centers (OIC) of America establishing a national office in Washington DC. In addition, he has been involved with civil rights and diversity throughout the State of West Virginia and the nation. Fryson is a dynamic speaker, an experienced attorney, mediator, innovative educator, manager, skilled musician, and an exceptional motivator. He is also known for his understanding of African-American political and cultural history, writes a statewide newspaper column for the Charleston Gazette and has often appeared as political commentator and pundit on radio and television programs such as Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval and West Virginia Public Television and Radio.