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Marshall, WVU To Work Together On Higher Education Issues

Reported: Jun. 3, 2014 8:46 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 4, 2014 8:54 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Kaylin Searles, AP) – In-state rivals Marshall University and West Virginia University met Tuesday to discuss higher education issues, and according to the universities’ presidents, the only rivalry left between the two will be in athletics.

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the schools plan to work together to improve public higher education in the state.

Both presidents stressed the importance of keeping students in West Virginia after they graduate. The presidents said they can create unique opportunities for students to make this strategy a reality.

During Legislature’s 2015 session, Kopp said he expects the two schools to work closely together on initiatives.

Media outlets report that Gee and Kopp announced their partnership Tuesday during Gee's visit to Marshall's campus in Huntington. Gee is touring all 55 counties.





HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities are getting together to discuss the state's higher education issues.

Marshall's Stephen J. Kopp will also give WVU's E. Gordon Gee a private tour of Marshall's Huntington campus on Tuesday.

Gee is in his second stint as WVU's president. In March, the Higher Education Policy Commission approved his appointment by the university's Board of Governors. He also served as WVU's president from 1981 to 1985.

Both universities are in the midst of long-term infrastructure improvements.

Marshall's plan also focuses on upgrades in technology, student housing and student life. It includes landscaping enhancements and an overhaul of the Memorial Student Center.

WVU is in the midst of nearly $1 billion in construction projects on campus, its university health system and student housing.

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