West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee issued the following statement on the death Wednesday of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that my dear friend and colleague, Stephen Kopp, passed away suddenly last evening. We had recently met on Monday to discuss higher education priorities for the upcoming legislative session. For the past nine years, his leadership at Marshall University and his passion for education has enriched not only the city of Huntington but the entire state of West Virginia. I, along with the entire Mountaineer family, appreciate his service, his dedication and his contributions. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Marshall community.”



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