Morgantown, W.VA. (AP) -- West Virginia University has hired Steve Robinson to be its official keeper of academic records and ensure that all degrees are properly awarded.
Robinson, a 39-year-old WVU alumnus, will leave his post as registrar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and start work in Morgantown June 30.
Interim Provost Jane Martin announced the hiring Wednesday.
WVU hasn't had a registrar since the 1970s, when the position became Dean of Admissions and Records.
A registrar was recommended by a consulting company that examined the awarding of degrees between 1998 and 2007 despite credit-hour shortages or other record discrepancies.
That review was prompted by an unearned master's degree scandal involving the Governor's daughter.
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