Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to...
The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local):
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter...
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline (all times local):
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Gordon Gee is staying on as president of West Virginia University.
The college on Friday announced its governing board has extended Gee's contract through...
Big 12 leaders: Flexibility is sign of strength for future
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Another year of increasing revenue in the Big 12 is only part of the reason league leaders believe they are well-positioned for the future.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local):
An Ohio State University official says it's not clear whether...
Vanderbilt University chancellor to resign in August
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Citing health challenges, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos announced Tuesday he plans to resign on Aug. 15 after more than a decade in the...
Library exhibit displays WVU’s E. Gordon Gee’s bowties
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — If you know of WVU President Gordon Gee, you've probably at least heard of his extensive bow tie collection.
Or witnessed the man himself sporting one of the colorful ties around his neck.
Now, those ties will be displayed in a special exhibit at the WVU Evansdale Library.
Through May 15, Gee's bow tie collection, including ties he wore at memorable times or in photographs, will be on display in the library.
The exhibit was created by the WVU Art in the Libraries program.
Ex-WVU interim president to leave nearly $1M to school
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A former interim president of West Virginia University is leaving nearly $1 million to the school in his will.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that C. Peter Magrath announced the gift Nov. 14 during the university's second annual Day of Giving. Magrath served as interim president in 2008 and 2009.
Big 12 adopts verification of Baylor Title IX reforms
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Conference directors have unanimously endorsed an independent report that found Baylor has implemented more than 100 recommendations for reforming its Title IX procedures after a sexual assault scandal rocked the campus more than two years ago.
College policy oversight agency chairman counters criticisms
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's board chairman is defending the agency against criticisms from West Virginia University President Gordon Gee.
West Virginia University president delivers annual address
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the school must take risks in order to move ahead.
Gee said during his annual State of the University address Monday that every risk includes a chance it won't turn out as planned. But he said without mistakes, the university can't learn or grow.
‘Little Sisters’: TCU-Ohio St matchup came from 2010 remark
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of college football's marquee matchups this weekend is for all of those "Little Sisters of the Poor" teams that Ohio State's former president once said the Buckeyes didn't play.
A lot has changed since Gordon Gee's statement went viral nearly eight years ago, but there is no denying the role his comments made in ensuring Saturday night's big game between No. 15 TCU and No. 4 Ohio State at the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.
West Virginia University: Several fraternities disassociate
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Several fraternities have disassociated from West Virginia University and the school's president has sent a letter to students' parents about Greek life.
West Virginia study group wants 2-year colleges involved
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group reviewing West Virginia's higher education system wants two-year community and technical colleges added to the study.
News outlets report the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education voted Friday to draft a response to Gov. Jim Justice's executive order that created the commission.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A co-chair on a state education panel has accused the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission of being an agency of regulations rather than oversight.
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee, who co-chairs the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education, cited the commission's proposed funding model.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The president of West Virginia University will preside over Gov. Jim Justice's commission that'll examine college funding and sustainability.
Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference had another record revenue year, and the money is expected to keep increasing in the near future.
In wrapping up its spring meetings Friday, the league announced revenue of nearly $365 million for the 2017-18 academic year. That is the 12th consecutive increase for the league.
Big 12 moving to complete verifying Baylor’s Title IX reform
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 is working toward the completion of verifying that Baylor is fully implementing 105 recommendations for reforming its Title IX process after a campus sexual assault scandal broke two years ago.
West Virginia President Gordon Gee, chairman of the Big 12's board of directors, said Thursday night that the league subcommittee looking into the Baylor situation is "coming close" to having the necessary verification.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bob Roberts is retiring after more than 28 years as chief of West Virginia University's campus police department.
The university says in a news release Roberts is retiring on Friday, when Maj. William Chedester will take his place. Chedester is a 16-year veteran of the department.
West Virginia University approves new majors
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is set to offer a few new majors.
Gee: WVU responsible for retaining state’s talent
HUNTINGTON — Gordon Gee joked that if he could build a wall around the state of West Virginia, he would.
Not to keep anybody out, but to keep the Mountain State's youth, and its talent, in-state and contributing to its development.
It's a mission the colorful two-time West Virginia University president has taken to heart as he and his staff continued their tour of West Virginia's high schools, stopping Friday afternoon at Huntington High School.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities have placed a friendly wager on their basketball teams' NCAA Tournament game.
Marshall President Jerome Gilbert says on Twitter that if WVU beats Marshall Sunday night, he will donate $100 to the Mon County Habitat for Humanity in Morgantown. If Marshall wins, WVU President Gordon Gee will donate $100 to the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity.
‘State of Minds’ campaign brings in more than $1.2B
MORGANTOWN - The largest private fundraising campaign in West Virginia University history saw more than 90,000 donors contribute just over $1.2 billion to the university.
Alumni and friends of WVU contributed $1,218,886,505 to the "State of Minds" campaign, which ended Dec. 31, WVU President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday, Feb. 27, during his State of the University address at Erickson Alumni Center. That amount is more than $200 million over the campaign's $1 billion goal.
‘State of Minds’ campaign brings in more than $1.2B
MORGANTOWN — The largest private fundraising campaign in West Virginia University history saw more than 90,000 donors contribute just over $1.2 billion to the university.
Alumni and friends of WVU contributed $1, 218,886, 505 to the "State of Minds" campaign, which ended Dec. 31, WVU President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday, Feb. 27, during his State of the University address at Erickson Alumni Center. That amount is more than $200 million over the campaign's $1 billion goal.
WVU limits social activities, recruiting of 16 fraternities
West Virginia University has halted social activities and recruiting by 16 fraternities, saying it will review and strengthen oversight following ongoing problems with drinking, hazing, drugs and sexual assaults.
Under the moratorium announced Wednesday evening, WVU said only the Intrafraternity Council members' basic chapter operations, philanthropic or service activities and brotherhood events are allowed. New member activities were limited to four weeks.
State of State leaves Gilbert optimistic
CHARLESTON — Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert is expecting a much better year after hearing Gov. Jim Justice's optimistic State of the State address Wednesday night.
Gilbert joined Del. Matt Rohrbach, R-Cabell, on the House floor for Justice's speech Wednesday and was even the source of one of Justice's jokes, including West Virginia University President Gordon Gee, after both took falls that landed them in the hospital to start the new year.
Cleveland State taps ex-OSU head as commencement speaker
CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio State University president is returning to the state to deliver a commencement address at Cleveland State University.
E. Gordon Gee (gee) is set to address the school's fall graduating class Dec. 17.
CSU President Ronald Berkman says he is looking forward to Gee's remarks, which will focus on the importance of higher education to students, the U.S. economy and society at large.
WVU Foundation plans 24-hour donation push
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Foundation plans to hold a 24-hour fundraising effort on Nov. 8 for the general unrestricted needs of its schools and colleges.
According to the foundation, its inaugural "Day of Giving" donations will go toward its "State of Minds" campaign that ends this year.
It includes scholarships as higher education costs are increasing while available funding decreases.
WVU president says its talent obligates economic leadership
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says he's committing the school to innovation and research, supporting local business, talent expansion and alumni outreach as part of a statewide economic initiative.
In his state of the university address Monday, Gee says WVU and its affiliated medical center are West Virginia's largest employer and economic engine, and its collective talent obligates its leadership in advancing the state.
Economic roadmap for West Virginia outlined
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Plastics and chemical manufacturing, cybersecurity, higher-end tourism and automotive assembly are sectors where the state can turn its lagging economy around, according to West Virginia's state university and commerce officials.
In an address Thursday to business leaders at the Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said he and other officials had collaborated to produce a roadmap for growth and to identify sectors to diversify the economy.
West Virginia University campaign raises $1.125 billion
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's major fundraising campaign, originally targeting $750 million, has topped $1.125 billion with an ongoing push in its final six months.
With state support declining, every public university in the country is having major financial challenges, WVU President Gordon Gee said.
FAIRLEA, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's State Fair is set to begin Aug. 10 in Fairlea, and West Virginia University says visitors can help celebrate the university's 150th birthday.
The fair runs through Aug. 19. The WVU Building is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for Aug. 10 when it opens at 2 p.m. and the final day when it closes at 5 p.m.
President Gordon Gee will make an appearance during Governor's Day on Aug. 17. The Mountaineer Mascot will also stop by and visit the rest of the week.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia University Board of Governors has begun establishing new employee policies under increased autonomy granted by the state Legislature.
Revisions will be posted for public comment for 30 days later this month.
According to the board, they would establish principles for classification, compensation and performance management.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says two men have been recently appointed to its board of governors.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Board of Governors has delayed action on a likely tuition increase while the state budget remains unresolved.
WVU says a board meeting Friday that was called to set tuition and fees lasted only a few minutes.
David Alvarez, the board's Finance and Facilities and Revitalization Committee chairman, said it's a very difficult position without a state budget to finalize work for next year.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities say further state funding cuts to higher education would be devastating.
Marshall President Jerome Gilbert and WVU President Gordon Gee issued a joint statement Tuesday. It comes after legislative leaders indicated higher education funding could be reduced to address the state's budget shortfall.
West Virginia University to meet with international students
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the university will meet with international faculty and students to address concerns about President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Gee says in a statement that the meeting will be held Monday in the Mountainlair.
Gee says more than 115 countries are represented on the Morgantown campus.
Former Ohio State president fulfills scholarship pledge
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president of Ohio State University is making good on a years-old pledge he made to donate $1 million for a scholarship fund at the school.
West Virginia universities to help new governor on policy
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The incoming Justice administration says experts from the state universities will play a key role in the governor-elect's transition policy committees.
West Virginia University and Marshall University are volunteering faculty and experts from their research departments to lead discussions. The schools' provosts are acting as coordinators for the transition team.
West Virginia University to cut $45M in spending by 2020
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's president says the school must reduce spending by $45 million by 2020.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2e6MQNj ) reports that President E. Gordon Gee announced Monday during his State of the University address that cuts will be coming.
WVU President Gee to deliver State of University address
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will speak on the school's challenges and goals during his State of the University address.
Gee is scheduled to deliver the annual address to the Faculty Assembly at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.
His address is in conjunction with the Faculty Senate's regular meeting.
WVU president receiving $25k raise in new contract
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee is receiving a $25,000 raise under his new contract.
The Dominion Post reports (http://bit.ly/2aqVY01 ) that Gee's five-year contract puts his annual salary at $800,000. It includes $125,000 in private money from the WVU Foundation.
The contract kicked in Monday and runs through June 30, 2021.
The university released the seven-page document...