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§18-12-1. Change of names; management; continuation of functions; courses and degrees; rules and regulations; qualifications of president and teachers.

The state teachers' colleges heretofore established and known as state normal schools shall be continued and shall be known respectively, as follows:"Fairmont State College," "Shepherd College,""Glenville State College,""West Liberty State College" and "Concord College." The educational affairs of the aforesaid institutions shall be under the control, supervision and management of the state Board of Education, as provided in section thirteen, article two of this chapter, and their financial and business affairs shall be under the charge and control of the state commissioner of public institutions, as provided in section four, article one, chapter twenty-five of this code. The functions of these colleges shall continue to be the preparation of teachers through such courses of study as the faculties thereof may prescribe with the approval of the state Board of Education, and also the offering of such curricula in general and vocational education as the state Board of Education may direct or approve. The colleges are authorized to grant the degrees of bachelor of arts and bachelor of science to students completing the curricula for such degrees as approved by the state Board of Education. The rules and regulations made by the presidents and faculties of these colleges for their general government, for the admission of students thereto, the standards of scholarship to be maintained therein and the graduation of students therefrom shall be submitted to the state Board of Education for its approval. The president and teachers of each of the colleges shall be persons of broad and liberal education, as evidenced by the possession of a bachelor's degree from a standard college or university, or the equivalent thereof, as a minimum requirement.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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