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Gee says WVU Won't Abandon Montgomery when Tech Leaves

WVU Tech in Montgomery, West Virginia

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee says the school won’t abandon Montgomery after it moves the WVU Institute of Technology’s programs to Beckley in 2017.

Gee told The Register-Herald that the university is looking at other options for Tech’s facilities in Montgomery that are owned by WVU and the state.

Gee says WVU also will continue to develop programs for Montgomery through its Extension Service and community development services.

He says the university’s mission includes improving opportunities for West Virginia’s 1.8 million residents and creating communities that are valued.

Tech has been a regional WVU campus since 1996.