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Alsop takes job with area law firm


Former WVU Vice President Rob Alsop has joined the Jackson Kelly law firm.

Alsop will work out of the large firm’s Morgantown office concentrating on things like economic development and higher education law.

“I am excited for the firm and our clients to have someone of Rob’s character, experience and knowledge join Jackson Kelly,” Jackson Kelly Managing Member Bob Tweel said in a release. “To bring in his ability to understand and assist clients in both the private and public sectors, and bridge those gaps, is invaluable.”

Alsop, who focused on strategic initiatives at WVU, announced last October he was leaving his position.

“I have been very fortunate to play an important role at my alma mater for the past several years,” Alsop said. “And I am eager to continue serving to assist in key areas during this transition. As the university turns the page to its next chapter, it is also an appropriate time for me to begin my next chapter. I love WVU and wish nothing but the best for it, the president and his leadership team.”

Alsop was at WVU for six years. He’ll teach some courses at the WVU College of Law.

Alsop is a Webster County native. He earned a political science degree from WVU in 1999 and then went on to graduate from the WVU College of Law in 2002. He practiced law in Charleston and served in various positions in the gubernatorial administrations of both former governors Joe Manchin and Earl Ray Tomblin. Alsop was chief of staff for former U.S. Sen. Carte Goodwin following the death of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.