Marshall Interim President to Keep Things Moving in Right Direction


The Marshall University Board of Governors announced last week that Gary White will take over as interim president in the wake of the death of President Stephen J. Kopp.

White takes over while a search for a permanent replacement takes place. Former President Stephen J. Kopp passed away on December 17th. White is a native of Logan and recently served on Marshall’s board of governors in 2010. White also recently served on the Higher Education Policy Commission. He said his plan for the university while they look for a permanent replacement is to stay the course.

“We certainly want to protect the legacy of Dr. Kopp left. In his 9 and half years here on campus any of us can point to any number of things that he accomplished, so we certainly want to make sure that we continue protect his legacy,” White said.

White has worked much of his career as a businessman in the coal mining industry.