WVU Board of Governors welcomes Harris and Riggs, hears update on COVID-19 response

West Virginia University Board of Governors Chairman David Alvarez began Friday’s (July 24) special meeting by welcoming Chase Riggs, who replaces Kate Dye as the student representative, as well as Dr. Patrice Harris, who was appointed to the BOG earlier in the day by Gov. Jim Justice. Harris replaces JR Rogers with a term that expires June 30, 2024.

WVU Board OKs reduced budget for coming fiscal year

Anticipating a slightly smaller enrollment and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday approved a budget for the coming fiscal year more than $23 million less than the previous year.

WVU announces additional emergency financial assistance for students for spring, waives Online Learning Student Support fee for summer

West Virginia University is expected to receive $20.2 million from the federal stimulus package enacted to provide significant relief to higher education. Funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will be received in two equal installments. The WVU Board of Governors was briefed on the package during a special meeting Friday.

WVU Board briefed on pandemic responses and plans

West Virginia University’s Board of Governors was briefed Thursday on the institution’s ongoing responses to the coronavirus pandemic and background on decisions that have been made and are under consideration.