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Interim West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission chancellor appointed


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just as the new Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education comes together, the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission suspended its search for a new chancellor and appointed the president of West Virginia University Institute of Technology as interim chancellor, but not without drama.

The HEPC held a special meeting Tuesday at its headquarters in Charleston. The commissioners, most of whom called in to the meeting, unanimously voted to suspend the search for a new chancellor for the higher education body.

WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long was appointed interim chancellor of the HEPC with one vote against and with Bruce Walker, general counsel for the HEPC, immediately resigning in protest and walking out.

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