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Higher ed shake-up

President Gee will co-chair a Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education along the with the presidents of Marshall and Concord universities. Media also extensively covered the related topic of WVU Tech President Carolyn Long serving as a possible interim chancellor at the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission and a draft report regarding higher education in West Virginia.

WV News:
Governor appoints 20 to blue ribbon commission on four-year colleges
Report: State needs to consolidate Concord, Bluefield

WV MetroNews:
Chancellor search likely to halt because of higher education size-up
Lawmakers consider effects of Justice's higher education commission
First moves come this week for WV's look at higher ed

Fleischauer: Commission on higher education has plenty to examine

The (Charleston) Gazette-Mail:
WVU, Marshall presidents on new panel to examine college funding in WV
College presidents suggest keeping Hill as HEPC chancellor
Daily Mail editorial: Academic competition will strengthen West Virginia
Daily Mail editorial: Higher education needs a steady, calm guide through transition
Letter: If only WVU Tech had had a leader like UC's Dr. Edwin Welch
Concern raised over 4-year/community college competition, structure

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
Caution needed when considering tweaks to Bluefield State and Concord

The (Parkersburg) News and Sentinel:
Justice announces chairs of higher ed blue ribbon panel
WVU holds majority on blue ribbon commission

The (Beckley) Register-Herald:
Commission to look at state's four-year institution

West Virginia's Public Broadcasting:
Governor Talks Budget Surplus & Future of Higher Education System