No action taken yet on West Liberty president’s alleged plagiarized speeches

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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF)- Following the surrounding of West Liberty University President Dr. W. Franklin’s plagiarism allegations the WLU Board of Governors went into an executive session, but walked out with no new information.

West Liberty President responds to alleged plagiarized speeches

Board of Governors Chairman Rich Lucas says they were “aware of the allegations and believe this was an oversight by Dr. Evans. Dr. Evans has apologized to the faculty. He also vowed that in the future, he will be more diligent in giving proper attribution when drafting his speeches.”

The President himself has since released his own apology statement as well.

In the meantime, the board is taking the matter discussed during the executive session up to human resources before they move forward.

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