Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

June 4, 2014

Marshall, WVU to work together on higher ed issues

HUNTINGTON — The presidents of West Virginia’s two largest public universities say the only rivalry between the schools will be in athletics.

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

Both presidents say their universities can create opportunities to keep students in West Virginia after they graduate.

Kopp says he expects the two schools to work closely together on initiatives during the Legislature’s 2015 session.

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.

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