CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice issued the following clarification to the letter of support sent yesterday to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission regarding Wheeling University:
"In recent conversations with the Catholic Diocese of West Virginia, my staff misunderstood the amount of money invested by the Diocese to stabilize the future of the University. Over the past few months, the Catholic Diocese of West Virginia has invested $2 million dollars into this important effort. Additional investments into the University, by the Diocese and many other entities, have been made over the past decade.
“I continue to be hopeful that the University will open on schedule this year and remain in operation for years to come for the sake of its students and the surrounding community.”
ORIGINAL STORY: 8/12/2019
CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice issued a letter to West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Sarah Tucker in support of Wheeling University – formerly known as Wheeling Jesuit University – and its plan to remain in operation.
Gov. Justice is calling upon the HEPC to do everything in its power to make sure Wheeling University stays open for the sake of its students and the community they serve.