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West Virginia Blue Ribbon Higher Education Commission subcommittee to propose funding plan for smaller colleges


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A subcommittee of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four Year Higher Education has developed a funding plan to help the state’s smaller colleges and universities.

The Finance Subcommittee met via conference call Monday afternoon to discuss a plan that would spread out $10 million among seven colleges and universities.

If the proposal is approved by the full commission and signed off on by the governor, $10 million would come from the governor’s contingency fund for the remainder of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The legislature would need to budget $10 million when it approves the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget during the 2019 legislative session.

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