UC TAKES OVER University Of Charleston Banners Now Hanging At Former Mountain State University
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 2, 2013 9:23 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 2, 2013 12:59 PM EST
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Beckley, Raleigh County
, West Virginia
University of Charleston banners are now hanging on the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley.
The university has officially taken over the campus, which is now UC-Beckley.
University of Charleston President Ed Welch told The Register-Herald that it's a sad time of transition for many people who were long associated with Mountain State. But it's an exciting time for the University of Charleston.
UC-Beckley area President Jerry Forster says the school has hired many Mountain State faculty and staff.
Classes begin Jan. 14. About 500 students are expected to be enrolled at UC-Beckley for the spring semester.
The Higher Education Policy Commission revoked Mountain State's accreditation in June 2012.
The University of Charleston also has taken over Mountain State's operations in Martinsburg