The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state's four-year colleges and universities. It is charged with oversight of higher education institutions to ensure they are accomplishing their missions and implementing the provisions set by state statute.
The Commission consists of ten members, seven of whom are appointed by the governor, and three ex-officio members: Secretary of Education and the Arts, State Superintendent of Schools, and Chairperson of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education.
The Commission employs a staff of about seventy employees that is headed by the Chancellor and includes the following divisions: Academic Affairs; Administrative Services; Chancellor’s Office; Finance and Facilities; Financial Aid; Health Sciences; Human Resources; Legal Services; Policy and Planning; Science and Research; and Student Success and P-20 Initiatives.
For general inquiries, please contact Cindy Anderson by phone at (304) 558-4016 or by email at email@example.com.
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For financial aid inquires, please contact Division of Financial Aid and Outreach Services by phone at (304) 558-4614 or by email at email@example.com.