West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. Since 2001, WVU has been governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors.|
West Virginia University was founded in 1867 as a land-grant university with the help of the Morrill Act, and was originally known as the Agricultural College of West Virginia. The name was changed in 1868.
On April 13, 2007, the Board of Governors voted 16-1 to elect that Morgantown attorney Michael Garrison to succeed David Hardesty as the university's president. The Faculty Senate voted to work with Garrison, but approved a vote of no confidence in the search. Garrison began work in July; his appointment officially begins September 1, 2007.
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