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.
WVU's decision to eliminate the rifle team from its NCAA line-up of teams in 2003 was a shock to Mountaineers around the state and the country, especially since it was then the only WVU team to win any national championship - much less several of them. Delegate Fleischauer worked behind the scenes with the House and Senate Finance Committees to place $100,000 in funding for the rifle team into the 2004 state budget, which ultimately led to the restoration of the team's NCAA status. The WVU Rifle Team has rewarded our state by winning several more national championships since then. The budget line item supporting the WVU rifle team remains in the budget.