Board of Governors meets in June session


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Amid receiving end-of-year updates ranging from finance to earnings to budgets, the Marshall University Board of Governors today approved a Capital Expenditure Project Report (CEPR) for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC), should funding become available.

While Marshall’s current CEPR list includes some $532 million worth of proposed projects from the 10-year campus master list, they are prioritized according to the most critical needs. The HEPC will make the final decision on which projects, if any, will be funded.

The board approved an intent to plan a master of science program in natural resources and the environment and okayed the transfer of the bachelor of arts in sports management from the College of Health Professions to the College of Business.

In other action, the board approved new officers for one-year terms which will begin in July.  The officers are:

  • Patrick Farrell – Chair
  • William “Bill” Smith – Vice-Chair
  • Chris Miller – Secretary

Following an executive session, the board approved a list of naming opportunities for the College of Business’s new Brad D. Smith Center for Business and Innovation. The specific naming information will be released at a later date.

Additionally, the board announced it will meet in a special session at 9 a.m., Friday, June 24, to consider a capital program project statement on the proposed baseball stadium.

Contact: Leah Payne, Director of Communications, 304-696-7153,

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