RCBI Designates Hayes as Employee of the Month

Dr. Robert B. HayesHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Robert B. Hayes has been selected as Employee of the Month for November at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI), Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

Hayes, who is curriculum consultant for RCBI’s training programs, is a former president of Marshall University (1974-83). In a Marshall career spanning more than 40 years, he also served in roles ranging from classroom teacher to interim president of Marshall Community & Techncial College and from dean of the College of Education to dean of the College of Business.

His book, “$7,000 in the Bank… The History of the Marshall University School of Medicine,” was published in 2006. He has been designated Marshall President Emeritus.

“We’re truly fortunate that Dr. Hayes doesn’t believe in retirement,” Ms. Weber said. “His work with RCBI has brought greater organization and academic rigor to our wide range of technical training programs. And the teaching manual he developed for us has been of enormous value to our instructors across the state. Finally, his commitment and insight are further enhancing the strong efforts of RCBI, as West Virginia’s advanced manufacturing technology center, to bring academic opportunities to those seeking lifelong skills training.”

A native of Clarksburg, W.Va., and the father of three, Hayes earned degrees from Asbury College and the University of Kansas following service in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He and his wife, Katy, reside at the Woodlands retirement community in Huntington.

RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.