* WHAT :* A news conference to introduce West Virginia Universitys interim president is planned for today (Tuesday, July 8), following a special meeting of the WVU Board of Governors. Board members this morning confirmed long-time higher education administrator C. Peter Magrath as the interim leader, succeeding Mike Garrison, who announced June 6 plans to complete his service as WVU president Sept. 1. Magraths appointment is effective Aug. 1; he will begin his transition July 15.

* WHEN :* Noon, Tuesday, July 8 (cameras may begin setting up around 11:30 a.m.)

* WHERE :* Blue Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair, Downtown Campus

* PARKING :* Media parking is available in the Mountainlair parking garage, Area 9. Please display media parking pass. Call 304-293-6997 for a parking pass. Parking for television satellite trucks is available on Maiden Lane.

* BROADCAST MEDIA , PLEASE NOTE :* Risers will be available for television cameras, and a mult box will be provided. Portions of the news conference will be uplinked today from 3:30-3:45 p.m. on the following:

AMC 16 transponder 21 KU band

Orbital slot: 85 degree WL

Uplink frequency: 14420 (H)

Downlink frequency: 12120 (V)

Trouble phone number: 304-293-0570

* WEBCAST :* To view a live webcast of the news conference, go to /webcast.wvu.edu . To watch the webcast, you will need QuickTime 7, which can be downloaded at /www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ .

* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :* For comments from state, WVU and national higher education leaders as the day goes on, go to /www.wvutoday.wvu.edu .

A work area for media will be available in the Cacapon Room of the Mountainlair (second floor). TheLair is a wireless hot spot.