Goodwin Steps Down Early From WVU Board

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) -- Charleston attorney Steve Goodwin has resigned after seven years on West Virginia University's Board of Governors, two as chairman.

In a letter Monday to Gov. Joe Manchin, Goodwin didn't say why he was leaving before his term expires next year.

He said only that he was grateful for the chance to serve.

Manchin wished him well, as did president James Clements and Carolyn Long, who replaced Goodwin as chair last summer.

Goodwin was appointed in 2002, then reappointed and elected chairman in 2006.

He was at the helm in 2007 and 2008, when the campus was rocked by a master's degree scandal involving Manchin's daughter and former president Mike Garrison.

Garrison ultimately resigned, while others in the administration were demoted or took other jobs.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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