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Senate Bill No. 291

(By Senators Rowe, Mitchell, McCabe and Sprouse)


[Introduced January 23, 2002; referred to the Committee

on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]


A BILL to amend and reenact section one, article thirteen, chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to changing the name of West Virginia state college to West Virginia state university.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That section one, article thirteen, chapter eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:


§18-13-1. Continuation and management; courses and degrees; rules.

The institution for the instruction of students heretofore established and located at Institute, in Kanawha County, known
as "West Virginia State College" shall be continued and shall be known as the "West Virginia State College University," and wherever the term "West Virginia State College" may appear in this code, that term shall be considered as referring to "West Virginia State University." The business and educational affairs of said college shall be under the control, supervision and management of the state board of education, as provided in section thirteen, article two of this chapter.
The state board of education shall establish and maintain in the West Virginia State College, in addition to the courses of study leading to a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree, such professional and preprofessional courses of study as may be expedient and practicable, and shall prescribe the conditions for graduation therefrom and make rules for the conferring of degrees and for issuing the proper diplomas to those who successfully complete such courses.

The rules and regulations made by the president and faculty of said that college university for its general government, for the admission of students thereto, the standards of scholarship to be maintained therein and the graduation of students therefrom, shall be submitted to the state board of education for its approval.

All things related to the function, conduct and control of
the institution shall remain the same.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change the name of West Virginia State College to West Virginia State University.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates language that would be added.
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