April 17, 2009WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to contact WVU officials regarding agreement concerns.
CONTACT: WVU Parkersburg President Marie Foster Gnage, 304-424-8200.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors decided Thursday (April 16) to apprise West Virginia University officials of its concerns related to WVU Parkersburg's future relationship with WVU.
Following a lengthy executive session to consider HB 3215 agreements, the Board of Governors in open session directed Joe Campbell, board chair, to send a letter to WVU officials and Gov. Joe Manchin outlining concerns regarding the "limitations of the trademark agreement" as it is currently drawn.
Administrators at WVU and WVU Parkersburg are meeting weekly to develop agreements between the two institutions, Campbell noted. He added that the discussions are an on-going process.
HB 3215 established a network of independently-accredited state community and technical colleges, including WVU Parkersburg, and removed WVU’s governance responsibility for WVU Parkersburg. The legislation allows WVU and WVU Parkersburg to continue an affiliation.
A Board of Governors' meeting was announced for April 27.