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

Statement from the President

May 1, 2013

"I am pleased to have the overwhelming support of the Board of Governors and trust that, working together with faculty, staff and students, we will continue down our proven path of success.

“During the past few weeks, I have received an outpouring of affirmations and expressions of support from across the entire university community and our extended family of Marshall Sons and Daughters. It has been very gratifying and encouraging and I personally thank those who have taken the time to express themselves.

"I respect the views of the faculty who have shared their opinion in this fashion; however, the budget challenges we set out to address remain and I do not see additional public funding on the horizon. We have much work to do in the coming days and months to ensure Marshall continues its progress with even more limited public resources.

“I am extremely proud to lead this great institution and I want everyone to know that, while we have tremendous challenges ahead, they present an opportunity to find even more ways for us to work together.”

Stephen J. Kopp, Ph.D.

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197