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Gazette-Mail: WVU Tech set to move from Montgomery


MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Updated at 12:45 p.m. — A professor leaving a closed-door meeting with the faculty, staff and students of West Virginia University’s Institute of Technology this afternoon has told the Gazette-Mail the school is “definitely moving.”

The faculty member said those in attendance were told the Montgomery school would be moved to the Beckley campus within two years. This is a developing story. The Gazette-Mail’s original report appears below. Check back for additional information as it becomes available.

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will speak with students, faculty and staff at the school’s Institute of Technology this afternoon, but a university spokesman declined to say if the meeting will involve a briefing on the school’s future in Montgomery.

The meeting is closed to the public and has been described by one school spokeswoman as a “presidential update.” An email issued to students and staff members from WVU Tech President Carolyn Long says classes have been canceled and offices closed so that everyone can attend the noon meeting.

A separate, open meeting to discuss the future of WVU Tech and WVU’s new satellite campus in Beckley is scheduled for Tuesday. The West Virginia Board of Governors will meet in Morgantown and, according to their agenda, could make a decision regarding the two campuses, which are separated by only 40 miles.


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