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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 12/19/2014
Contact: Senator Robert Plymale at (304) 357-7937


Robert Plymale


State Senator Robert H. Plymale Mourns Dr. Kopp

"My wife, Jennifer and I are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp. As a member of the Senate representing Cabell and Wayne Counties, I had the privilege of working with Dr. Kopp on many initiatives which greatly benefitted Marshall and the State of West Virginia.

Under the leadership of Dr. Kopp and Marshall’s Board of Governors, the University’s footprint has expanded significantly in the past ten years. High demand academic programs have been created, including undergraduate Engineering, and a School of Pharmacy. Marshall’s School of Medicine is thriving, with an expanded class size and strengthened accreditation. Marshall’s campus has been transformed, with new student housing, a campus Wellness Center, and a soon to be completed Engineering Building.

Dr. Kopp has been a tireless advocate for Marshall University, and we send our deepest condolences to Jane and his entire family."




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