John Wetzel, right, was trying to apply to Mountain State University last year when its accreditation was revoked. He and his grandmother, Shirley Dooms, met with enrollment coordinator Angela Mims, far left, at an open house for UC-Beckley on Tuesday.
University of Charleston president Ed Welch, left, talks with the president of the school's new Beckley and Martinsburg campuses, Jerry Forster, at an open house on Tuesday. UC has officially taken over Mountain State University operations. MSU lost its accreditation last year after a series of leadership and organizational problems plagued the school.
Classes at UC-Beckley begin on Monday. The University of Charleston has officially taken over for Mountain State University, which lost its accreditation last year after a series of problems.
Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp.....7.5x5.....Dr Edwin Welch talks with new UC Beckley President Jerry Forrester.