The West Virginia University Board of Governors today (Feb. 8) gave final approval to a trio of updated policies, and also sent out for comment the latest updated rule as it works to complete policy revisions in the wake of the adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission. The three rules, unanimously approved, deal with conflicts of interest, outside consulting and ethics; identify theft detection and prevention; and a tobacco-free campus.
Huntington has committed $2 million to the Startup Engine, including a $500,000 charitable grant through the WVU Foundation for the operation of the business accelerator and the provision of $1.5 million for a venture capital fund managed through Mountain State Capital on behalf of the accelerator program.
A clarification and tightening of West Virginia University’s tobacco-free campus rules was approved for comment Friday by the Board of Governors. The move is part of an ongoing revision of University governance stemming from the state Legislature’s adoption last year of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Friday continued adjusting the institution’s governance rules in response to the state Legislature’s adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission.
West Virginia University’s array of programs to create, encourage and support entrepreneurship and the innovation economy in the state got a boost Friday as the Board of Governors approved $1.8 million to lease and renovate space for the College of Business and Economics Startup Engine, the University’s first startup accelerator program.
With the announcement that Carolyn Long has been selected to temporarily lead the state’s higher education coordination body, Gerald Lang has been named interim campus president at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Beckley.
West Virginia University Order of Vandalia inducted new members Saturday (June 2), adding six West Virginians to a distinguished list of recipients including Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Hazel Ruby McQuain, Sen. Jennings Randolph, John Chambers, James "Buck" Harless and Jack Fleming.