Gordon Gee

Some WVU admins take voluntary 10% pay cut after hundreds of faculty and staff jobs cut

BY: - November 6, 2023

On the heels of hundreds of campus job cuts, West Virginia University senior administrators were recently quietly asked to volunteer for a 10% reduction in salary. WVU President E. Gordon Gee announced on Monday that the majority of university leaders took the suggested pay cut. Many are paid six-figure salaries.  “That has taken place, and […]

Alsop to leave WVU as school ‘reorganizes’ strategic initiatives in wake of financial crisis

BY: - October 31, 2023

Rob Alsop, the vice president of strategic initiatives at West Virginia University, will leave his position this month as he “temporarily transition[s]” to being a special advisor for President E. Gordon Gee, according to a news release issued by the school on Tuesday.  The change is effective Nov. 18 and Alsop will serve in the […]

After hundreds of WVU job cuts, Gee eyes finish line on changes and boasts ‘strong’ finances

BY: - October 23, 2023

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee addressed his campus on Monday, saying the sweeping changes across the university — including eliminating hundreds of jobs — have helped to close the multi-million dollar shortfall.  His speech, which is required under campus rules, came on the heels of a rare and overwhelming faculty vote of no […]

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As WVU faculty learn whose jobs are cut, they say more will leave and jeopardize programs 

BY: - October 11, 2023

Christiaan Abildso has been in Morgantown for nearly 20 years, first as a graduate student studying public health, then working as a faculty member in the same department. He focused on promoting health and exercise — in a state that has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s least healthy. On Monday, he was […]

Library among two programs asked to reduce staff in WVU’s budget crunch

BY: - September 20, 2023

West Virginia University will lose additional employees, including librarians, as part of the ongoing work to reduce costs at the state’s flagship university. University leaders said Wednesday afternoon that the WVU libraries and the Teaching and Learning Commons, which provides teaching support and resources for faculty and graduate students, will see staff reductions. Administrators could […]

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WVU could face more cuts this week at libraries, LGBTQ+ Center and more

BY: - September 18, 2023

More job cuts and campus program changes could be announced at West Virginia University this week.  The news from university leadership comes just days after the Board of Governors overwhelmingly signed off Sept. 15 on eliminating 28 academic programs and 143 faculty positions from its Morgantown campus — a move that was expected despite fervent […]

Despite public outcry, WVU will cut 28 majors, 143 faculty jobs 

BY: and - September 15, 2023

West Virginia University will lose 28 academic programs and 143 faculty jobs from its flagship Morgantown campus following a vote from the Board of Governors. The decision on Friday, which university leaders acknowledged had been done under an “accelerated” timeline, is the board’s effort to deal with WVU’s $45 million deficit largely driven by declining […]

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Here are the WVU academic programs up for elimination this week

BY: - September 14, 2023

West Virginia University’s Board of Governors will vote on Friday whether to eliminate dozens of majors and jobs as the university is trying to make up for a $45 million budget shortfall.  The vote is expected to pass.  The university emphasized this week, in “An Open Letter to the People of West Virginia,” that they […]

Special session call unlikely to come from Justice for WVU financial crisis

BY: - September 13, 2023

Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that he likely will not heed a request from several House democrats to call a special session of the Legislature to appropriate money to West Virginia University in the wake of an ongoing financial crisis.  Justice said he was “welcome to ideas” on how to support WVU, but he didn’t […]


Clearing up the WVU misinformation

BY: - September 13, 2023

West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, last week wrote a commentary supporting West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and the majors cuts the university is proposing after a $45 million budget deficit. Blair claims there’s “rampant misinformation” being spread on the internet about what’s happening in Morgantown. I haven’t seen any misinformation in […]

Gee a no-show for state lawmakers, who got a closer look at WVU budget ahead of programs, jobs cuts

BY: - September 11, 2023

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee did not attend his scheduled meeting with lawmakers Monday morning to discuss the university’s $45 million budget shortfall. The university’s Board of Governors is expected to cut dozens of academic programs and jobs on Friday in an effort to deal with the financial issues. Rob Alsop, vice president […]

Legislators to meet Sunday for interims; Gee will discuss WVU cuts, state funding formula Monday

BY: - September 8, 2023

West Virginia legislators are scheduled to convene at the Capitol once again Sunday for the start of September interim meetings. Many of the meetings scheduled for next week are makeups from August interims, when at least 12 committees canceled their meetings due to a last minute, 44-item special session call from Gov. Jim Justice. Interim […]