WVU Parkersburg NEWS
Dec. 11, 2009
WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors approves new mission statement.
CONTACT: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 304-424-8200.
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The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors approved a revised institutional mission statement at its Dec. 9th meeting.
The Board unanimously approved revised wording of the statement which was drafted by the college's Institutional Effectiveness Council with input from the campus community. Board Chair Joe Campbell noted that the revision did not change the college's mission but was designed to succinctly reflect its status and charge.
In other action, the Board authorized a notice of proposed rulemaking for adoption of Policy B-55, Employee and Family Tuition Waiver Program. The proposed policy will create a tuition benefit for full-time, benefit eligible employees and their spouses and dependent children. A 30-day comment period will allow opportunities for feedback. The policy would be implemented in fall of 2010.
The Board received information regarding a new agreement between WVU Parkersburg and Western Governors University, a nonprofit, online institution. The agreement provides enrollment and tuition benefits to graduates and employees of WVU Parkersburg who enroll at Western.
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Rhonda Richards provided information regarding the addition of three new institutional programs to the state degree inventory of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission. The programs are Certificates in Industrial Electricity and Applied Process Technology and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Science. She also advised the Board that WVU Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Eastern Community and Technical College to deliver its Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education to students who have completed the Associate of Arts degree at Eastern.
In other matters, Campbell appointed a College Development Committee. He named Board of Governors' members Cindy Bullock, Greg Smith, Keith Burdette, Teresa Wamer and Curtis Miller, who will serve as chair, to the committee. Following various reports, Teresa Wamer, president of the Student Government Association, gave a presentation to the Board regarding student-related initiatives.
The Board went into executive session to discuss an update of WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage's goals.cd12/11/09
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