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UPDATE: WVU Board of Governors vote unanimously to move WVU Tech to Beckley

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UPDATE: MORGANTOWN, WV (WVVA) -- After many public comments asking for more time and consideration, a resolution to move WVU Tech from Montgomery to Beckley by the fall of 2017 passed unanimously.

President Gee addressed those gathered for the decision, emphasizing that this "isn't abandonment," but is the only way to keep WVU Tech alive.

WVVA's Alison Wickline is in Morgantown, and will have updates on Tuesday's WVVA News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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UPDATE: MONTGOMERY,WV (WVVA) According to WVU Tech IT Manager, Will McDermott, WVU President Gordon Gee is expected to recommend to the board of governors tomorrow to move WVU Tech to Beckley by the fall of 2017.

McDermott says the Montgomery campus can no longer maintain a $107,000,000 deficit of deferred maintenance. He also tells WVVA that President Gee says the school will have a better chance to flourish in Beckley and that anyone on the Montgomery campus interested in a job in Beckley, will have one.

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WVVA News has learned that Campus President Carolyn Long sent out an email to students at WVU Institute of Technology in Montgomery canceling all morning classes Monday.  The email also said that students should join Long in the Engineering Auditorium for a "University planning update" with WVU President Gordon Gee.

This news comes ahead a meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the future of WVU Tech campus in Montgomery and WVU's new satellite campus in Beckley.

CLICK HERE TO SEE AN AGENDA FOR TUESDAY'S MEETING.

The West Virginia University Board of Governors are scheduled to hold the special meeting in Morgantown at the Mountainlair student union.

A notice sent Friday says a decision on WVU's two southern campuses is possible. The two campuses are approximately 40 miles apart, with 1,200 students attending WVU Tech.

Carolyn Long is both the campus president of WVU Tech and the leader of the WVU Beckley campus.  In her Monday email to students, she said classes would resume and offices reopen at 2 p.m. Monday.

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