W. Va. — “When money comes, we want to take it.”
This cryptic comment from WVU President E. Gordon Gee and a promise of additional information early next week were the lone takeaways from a brief, emergency meeting of the WVU Board of Governors (BOG) held Thursday in Stewart Hall.
The meeting, announced Thursday morning, was called to “discuss current West Virginia legislative issues,” according to the agenda, which went on to state “West Virginia University has become aware of an emerging opportunity for a University initiative.”
The agenda also states the university has a limited window to consider the “opportunity,” thus the emergency session.
The meeting was called into session by BOG Chairman William Wilmoth, who participated via teleconference, as did a quorum of board members. Once opened, the proceedings went into executive session after which no action was taken.
Gee said additional information will be provided Monday before referencing “a gift that we’re going to announce … ”
Attending the meeting with Gee was Provost Joyce McConnell and Vice Provost John Campbell as well as representatives of the university’s legal team and public relations office.
Rob Alsop, vice president for strategic initiatives, participated via teleconference.