PHILIPPI, WV (LOOTPRESS) – After the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) voted to revoke Alderson Broaddus’s authorization to award degrees in West Virginia, multiple institutions announced their effort to help current students transfer.
The WVHEPC called the emergency meeting after learning about the overwhelming financial situation at Alderson Broaddus.
The move to revoke AB’s reauthorization will be effective December 31, 2023.
The institution is not permitted to enroll new students beginning with the Fall 2023 semester. However, seniors scheduled to graduate at the end of the fall term may return to complete their degrees on schedule.
So far, Davis & Elkins College, Glenville State University, the University of Charleston, and West Virginia Wesleyan College have publicly announced their intentions to prioritize the applications of current Alderson Broaddus students.
Each institution’s full statement can be viewed below:
Davis & Elkins College:
Davis & Elkins College is saddened by the news of the revocation of the authorization of Alderson Broaddus University to grant degrees. The D&E community stands ready to serve any and all A-B students looking to enroll in our institution. We will provide students with a rapid admission process and offer the tools and resources for student success.
Students and families are encouraged to contact Chanda Collette, Collettec@dewv.edu or 304.637.1429 for personalized attention and information related to transferring to D&E.
New students should contact Angie Scott, email@example.com or 304.637.1983 for immediate assistance and expeditious admission to D&E.
We respect the decision of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission and offer our full support to the Alderson Broaddus community during this challenging time.
Glenville State University:
After yesterday’s difficult news, the Glenville State University family and friends extend their heartfelt support to Alderson Broaddus students, faculty, and staff.
To assist new and continuing ABU students impacted by this new development, GSU President Dr. Mark Manchin has decided to award scholarships to all ABU students. In addition, GSU will guarantee housing placement and our financial aid staff will help with equivalent financial aid packaging.
During this uncertain time, Glenville State’s enrollment team is ready to help ensure a smooth transition for all ABU students and will be fast-tracking our free, expedited enrollment process.
As our university grows, along with our health sciences, education, and graduate programs, we welcome any ABU student to our Pioneer family.
Those interested in enrolling or transferring may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304)-462-6130
University of Charleston:
On behalf of the University of Charleston administration, faculty, and staff, we want to express our heartfelt regrets for the difficulties our colleagues at Alderson Broaddus (AB) University are currently facing.
AB has been a valued member of our athletic conference, information systems consortium, and independent colleges organization for many years.
During these challenging times, we want to assure the entire Alderson Broaddus University community that we are here to extend a helping hand and provide any assistance possible to their students in their pursuit of their college degrees. We firmly believe in the power of education and the need for collaboration and support in times of need.
For students interested in enrolling or transferring to UC, please visit www.ucwv.edu/admissions/.
West Virginia Wesleyan College:
West Virginia Wesleyan College stands ready to serve all current or incoming Alderson Broaddus students at this difficult time. We will provide these students with fast and free priority application and thorough transcript evaluations.
Students accepted to WVWC will be given guaranteed housing placement, robust financial aid opportunities, and holistic student support. Students and families are encouraged to contact email@example.com or 304-473-8510 for direct and individualized attention.
We respect the decision of the Higher Education Policy Commission and have offered our willingness to formally discuss any teachout or partnership agreement. We grieve with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Alderson Broaddus University and are committed to providing emotional and spiritual care during this challenging time.