(a) "Center of excellence" means an academic program or group of programs located within a particular state institution, division or branch campus that is addressed in the institution's compact and recognized by the institution, its governing board, administrators, faculty and staff as having gained a significant degree of regional or national acclaim for high quality and public service.
(b) "Chancellor" means the chief executive officer employed by the commission.
(c) "Governing board" means the board of governors for West Virginia University established pursuant to section one, article two-a of this chapter.
(d) "LOCEA" means the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability established pursuant to section eleven, article three-a, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
(e) "Revitalization plan" means the implementation process developed pursuant to section three of this article.
(f) "Revitalization project" means the entire process undertaken to further the goals of this article including the research, study, revitalization plan development and implementation designed to assist WVU-Tech to reach its full potential as a center of excellence and positive force for economic development and cultural enrichment in the state.
(g) "STEM" mean areas of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
(h) "WV-CURE" means the task force created pursuant to section three, article one-c of this chapter.
(i) "WV-CURE report" means the findings and recommendations contained in the final document submitted to the Legislature pursuant to section three, article one-c of this chapter.
(j) "WVU-Tech" means West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a division of West Virginia University. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session