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WVU: enrollment, minority applications on the rise

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- President Jim Clements painted a rosy picture of West Virginia University at a meeting of the Board of Governors in Morgantown.

Clements told the board Friday that overall enrollment is strong, giving is on the upswing, and minority applications are up 20 percent.

WVU's vice president of administration and finance also briefed governors on budget preparations. Narvel Weese said the state's budget for fiscal year 2013 did not include funding for a general salary increase.

He said officials are considering a 2 percent increase in the base salary pool to fund faculty and staff raises, provided enrollment remains stable. The raises would take effect in October.

Reese also said tuition increases being considered for the next academic year are on a par with peer institutions.


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