By JAKE JARVIS
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee is working to convince other college presidents to agree to a proposal to scrap the state Higher Education Policy Commission and replace it with a similar agency.
Gee said a request for $10 million more from the state to fund colleges would be “dead on arrival” if it doesn’t come with a proposal for structural changes to the state’s higher education system.
“Whether we want to believe it or not, higher education in this state is in crisis. …,” Gee said.
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