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WVU Board to Discuss Possible Campus Purchase


West Virginia University’s board has scheduled a special meeting to discuss the possible purchase of Mountain State University’s campus in Beckley.

The meeting is set for Dec. 5 in Morgantown. The possible purchase is the only item on the agenda.

WVU President Gordon Gee announced earlier this month that the schools had entered into an exclusive agreement to evaluate the possible purchase. The agreement allows WVU to explore the private Beckley-based school’s facilities, location, academic programs, student services, learning opportunities and other areas.
Mountain State closed after it lost its accreditations in 2012.
The University of Charleston took over Mountain State’s campuses in Beckley and Martinsburg so students could complete their degrees. UC plans to move out of the Beckley facilities at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.