BECKLEY, W.Va. — The University of Charleston is putting down roots at a new Beckley campus, and university officials offered public tours of the Harper Park facilities during a special open house celebration Tuesday.
Comprised of two buildings on Dye Drive, the new campus is the first UC – Beckley presence that doesn’t have a physical tie to Mountain State University.
Forster reminded his audience that the University of Charleston, formerly Morris Harvey College, entered Raleigh County in 2012 under an agreement to perform a “teach-out” for around 400 Mountain State University students, after the Higher Learning Commission withdrew accreditation of MSU.
The UC-Beckley program was first established on the former MSU campus on South Kanawha Street.
“That’s where we started,” Forster said. “That’s where UC began its teach-out for 400 students who did not have a clear path to graduation…