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"Throughout this process, my focus has been on helping Mountain State University students and staff members who were caught in the middle. And I'm so glad they finally have some stability. The University of Charleston stepped up to the plate in a big way for these students. And I also applaud the state Higher Education Policy Commission for being there with a game plan for MSU students during a difficult time. Moving forward, I have every confidence UC will capably serve the educational needs on their new campuses while helping the students realize their full promise and potential."

– U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller

 

"I could not be more proud of the way the people of our state came together to continue educating the students who were enrolled at Mountain State University. Our first goal has always been to make sure the students get an excellent education that prepares them for good-paying jobs. I also wanted to make sure to recognize the faculty and staff who have poured their hearts into educating these students, and I am pleased that they will be able to continue in their mission.

Finally, this institution was vitally important to the community, and I am glad to know that it will continue to be a mainstay in the lives of the residents of Beckley, Martinsburg and Charleston. So many leaders worked tirelessly to finalize this agreement, and I thank everyone who has put in long hours to make this a seamless transition for the students. In particular, I thank UC President Ed Welch, as well as Chairman Henry Harmon and the entire board of trustees for their strong leadership and vision."

- U.S. Senator Joe Manchin

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