When grades were made up and a degree was granted to the daughter of our then-Governor, who had not completed the requisite classes, WVU faculty, staff, students and alumni nation-wide demanded reform. Delegate Fleischauer was the lead sponsor of HB 2961, which was intended to prevent future misconduct and provide greater oversight over the awarding of degrees. The provisions of HB 2961 were amended into SB 388 (which dealt with the Promise scholarship). The amended bill reformed the selection process for WVU's Board of Governors by adding a second faculty member, requiring the Governor to consider gender and minority balance when nominating future board members, and mandating training of Board members.
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