H. B. 2960
(By Delegates Manchin and Caputo)
[Introduced February 11, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section one, article twelve, chapter
eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to changing the name
of Fairmont State college to Fairmont State university.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section one, article twelve, 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 12. STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGES.
§18-12-1. Change of names; management; continuation of functions;
courses and degrees; rules; qualifications of
president and teachers.
The state teachers' colleges heretofore established and known
as state normal schools shall be continued and shall be known
respectively, as follows:
"Fairmont State college," "Fairmont State university," "Shepherd college," "Glenville State college,"
"West Liberty State college" and "Concord college." The
educational affairs of the aforesaid institutions shall be under
the control, supervision and management of the state board of
education, as provided in section thirteen, article two of this
chapter, and their financial and business affairs shall be under
the charge and control of the state commissioner of public
institutions, as provided in section four, article one, chapter
twenty-five of this code. The functions of these colleges shall
continue to be the preparation of teachers through such courses of
study as the faculties thereof may prescribe with the approval of
the state board of education, and also the offering of such
curricula in general and vocational education as the state board of
education may direct or approve. The colleges are authorized to
grant the degrees of bachelor of arts and bachelor of science to
students completing the curricula for such degrees as approved by
the state board of education. The rules and regulations made by
the presidents and faculties of these colleges for their 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. The president and teachers of each of the colleges
shall be persons of broad and liberal education, as evidenced by
the possession of a bachelor's degree from a standard college or university, or the equivalent thereof, as a minimum requirement.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change the name of
Fairmont State college to Fairmont State university.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would