The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest News

April 20, 2013

Marshall Faculty Senate to hold Kopp referendum

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University’s Faculty Senate decided at an emergency meeting Friday to schedule a referendum on President Stephen Kopp.

Faculty Senate Chairman Eldon Larsen told media outlets the online faculty vote will be held in early May.

The decision came a day after the Board of Governors tabled Kopp’s proposal to overhaul the school’s budget policies.

Kopp apologized Wednesday for ordering the removal of nearly all revenue funds from department accounts into a central holding account last week so the administration and chief financial officer could analyze revenues and expenses. The move was criticized by faculty members who say they weren’t notified until after the fact.

Professor Dallas Brozik said the College of Business then took a vote of no confidence against Kopp and Provost Gayle Ormiston.

A vote of no confidence is non-binding, but professor Pamela Mulder has said it has symbolic power.

Kopp, who said the money has been returned to the department accounts, has contended Marshall’s current budgeting model is not suitable for an institution of its size, especially when it’s facing a $5 million cut in state funding.  

At Friday’s meeting, Kopp said “as a community, we need to come together and decide what’s best for the university in terms of how we’re going to manage our affairs in a more limited financial resource environment. That is the challenge.”

 

1
Text Only
Latest News
  • forum1 VIDEO: Meet the Candidates

    ABOUT THE FORUM:
    The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet the Candidates forum Thursday morning at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

    April 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Forum: U.S. Senate and House

    U.S. Senate
    The lone candidate for U.S. Senate to attend the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Meet the Candidate Forum, David Wamsley, described himself as “the most liberal candidate, the most conservative candidate and the most moderate candidate” in the race. Wamsley said he believes each individual issue should be dealt with on its merits and not because of partisan politics.

    April 25, 2014

  • Forum: House of Delegates

    District 28
    Democratic House of Delegates candidates Jeffry Pritt and James Brown focused on issues dealing with the efficiency of the Legislature, crime, infrastructure and taxes.

    April 25, 2014

  • Forum: Board of Education

    Perennial board of education issues of technology, consolidation and truancy were among the questions dealt with Thursday by candidates for a seat on the Raleigh County Board of Education.

    April 25, 2014

  • After being line-item vetoed from state budget, Meadow Bridge to get $50,000 from WVDOE

    After the prospect was initially vetoed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in March, Fayette County School Superintendent Keith Butcher announced this week that the county will indeed receive funds for Meadow Bridge High School after all.

    April 25, 2014

  • ARH, BARH registered nurses to stage one-day strike

    A national labor union announced Thursday that registered nurses at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital will join colleagues at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Hazard, Ky., in staging a one-day strike May 1.

    April 25, 2014

  • expressway Coalfields Expressway developments detailed by WVDOT

    A convoy of press, public and politics raised clouds of dust along an unfinished corridor of the long-awaited Coalfields Expressway Thursday during an open tour of the construction zone.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mercer County firefighters batting three different brush fires

    Firefighters are currently on the scene of at least three brush fires now burning in rural areas of Mercer County.

    April 24, 2014

  • BeverlyMagnumMUG.jpg Woman who attempted to rob bank at gunpoint captured in Tennessee

    A woman who attempted to rob a Bluefield bank at gunpoint has been captured in Tennessee , police said Thursday.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Former federal prison worker pleads guilty to sex offense

    A former federal prison employee pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Beckley to engaging in abusive sexual contact with a female inmate.

    April 24, 2014

AP Video