WVU Board of Governors begins process of increased self-governance

The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Monday (July 10) began the process of enacting new policies and procedures in the wake of the state Legislature’s adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission.

Justice makes WVU Board of Governors appointments; new officers elected

Gov. Jim Justice has recently appointed two new and reappointed two current members to the West Virginia University Board of Governors. New members are Charleston attorney Timothy C. Bailey and Elmer F. Coppoolse, chief operating officer of The Greenbrier and managing partner of Glade Springs.

Gee and BOG Chair Flaherty address budget stalemate and implications

In a letter to West Virginia University faculty, staff and students today (June 16), President Gordon Gee said, "I know you are all concerned about the status of the state budget, especially as the deadline to avoid a shutdown creeps closer. I want to assure you that I personally, along with others in our administration, are working day and night on multiple fronts to prevent that from happening, and – in the unlikely event it does – how we will proceed."

Late alumnus leaves $250K to benefit WVU students

Writing, literature and poetry students at West Virginia University will benefit from a gift from late alumnus and West Virginia native Russell L. Isaacs. Isaacs, who died in April, left $252,000 in his estate to the WVU Foundation to provide scholarships to students in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.