Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Statement from Dr. Joseph B. Touma, Chair, Marshall University Board of Governors

May 1, 2013

To the Marshall University Community:

“On behalf of the vast majority of the Marshall University Board of Governors, I wish to express the board’s overwhelming support for President Stephen J. Kopp.

“Dr. Kopp has succeeded in achieving the goals set by the Board of Governors for Marshall University and he has exceeded the board’s performance expectations in numerous areas. The board also believes that he is the right person to keep our great university moving in the right direction.

“An atmosphere that fosters constructive dialogue will help us find solutions to the challenges we face, particularly those identified in recent days. We expect better communication and collegiality from all constituent groups and consider this an opportunity to establish common ground on which we can address the financial and other obstacles that lie ahead.
“Our shared goal is to do what is best for our students. We can only achieve this by working together openly in a renewed and genuine spirit of cooperation.”
Dr. Joseph B. Touma

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
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