Dr. Stephen Kopp

Higher Education
1:08 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Live Stream: Memorial for Marshall University President Stephen Kopp

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At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Marshall University will hold a memorial for President Stephen Kopp, who died suddenly on December 18. 

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Higher Education
3:27 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Marshall Names Gary White As Interim President

Gary White was named interim president of Marshall University on Monday.
Credit West Virginia Higher Education Policy Comission

  Marshall University has named Gary White as its interim president following the sudden death of university president Stephen Kopp.

The Huntington school's board of governors selected White at an emergency meeting on Monday to lead the university while its board conducts a search for a new president. His tenure begins Thursday.

Kopp died suddenly after being hospitalized for an illness on Dec. 17. He was 63.

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Marshall University
4:44 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Marshall BOG Figures Out Process Moving Forward

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  Marshall University Leadership met Thursday to discuss the next step in finding leadership for the University in the wake of the death of Marshall President Stephen Kopp.

Kopp died Wednesday night. He was 63.

Marshall’s 10-member leadership team met Thursday morning to discuss the process for going forward with operations.

The Board of Governors retains the authority to run the university in Kopp’s place. Thursday morning the Board of Governors directed the senior leadership team to take care of the usual day-to-day operations.

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Marshall University
11:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Tributes Pour In For Marshall University President

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  Marshall University President Stephen Kopp passed away Wednesday evening in Huntington. Kopp suffered a heart attack early in the evening and was then transported to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington. There he was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. 

According to a Marshall University press release the leadership team will meet first thing Thursday morning to review the university's operation plans of continuity. 

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Higher Education
8:51 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Marshall University Honors Rockefeller in Nation's Capital

Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp (center) honors U.S. Senator Jay Rockerfeller (left) at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. Congressman Nick Rahall is seated on the right.
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Marshall University has honored U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller during its annual State of the University event.

More than 200 people attended the event Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp says the university community is grateful for the opportunities that Rockefeller has created in the state and for Marshall.

The Democrat is retiring this year after three decades in the Senate.

University Cooperation
10:36 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Marshall, WVU to Work Together on Higher Education Issues

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 The presidents of West Virginia's two largest public universities say the only rivalry between the schools will be in athletics. 

Marshall University President Stephen Kopp and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee say the schools plan to work together to improve public higher education in the state.

Both presidents say their universities can create opportunities to keep students in West Virginia after they graduate.

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The Legislature Today
11:57 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Veterans and PTSD, Firefighters and Gas Drilling Sites, & Marshall University Pres. Dr. Stephen Kopp

A 2012 study finds that many of the state’s veterans report suffering from symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and 20% reported giving serious thought to suicide. The Senate discusses firefighters who respond to well site fires and explosions. Marshall University president Dr. Stephen Kopp talks finances, the privatizing of public education and more.

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