H. B. 2299
(By Delegates Webster, Spencer,
Brown and Hatfield)
[Introduced January 15, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Education then 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
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:
ARTICLE 13. WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE.
§18-13-1. Continuation and management; courses and degrees; rules.
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
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