CHARLESTON — WVU, Marshall and the osteopathic school are all capitalizing on the new flexibility and autonomy granted them by two bills passed last session, representatives from each told legislators the morning of Nov. 14.

The bills are HB 2542, concerning human resources policies and passed in March; and HB 2815, granting WVU, Marshall and the osteopathic school freedom from secondary approval by the Higher Education Policy Commission, passed in April.

Travis Mollohan, state relations director for WVU, said President E. Gordon Gee began preparing staff for the expected changes in February, when HB 2542 was introduced, by hosting a series of “campus conversations.”

The BOG approved seven personnel — “talent and culture” — rules, Mollohan said. He reviewed several.