WVU extends offer to buy Mountain State campus for $8M

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 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is planning to buy Mountain State University’s campus in Beckley.

The Morgantown school said Wednesday that it has extended an $8 million offer to purchase the campus and that Mountain State University has indicated it intends to accept the offer.

The Beckley private school’s accreditation was revoked by the Higher Learning Commission in June 2012 because of leadership, organizational and integrity issues.

In November, the schools entered into an exclusive agreement to evaluate the possible purchase.

Through the evaluation process, WVU President Gordon Gee says it became clear that WVU has a unique opportunity to better serve the people of the state by having a presence in Beckley.

WVU hopes to finalize the acquisition by the spring of 2015. The deal is subject to court approval.


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