WVU-P Gets Nearly $1 Million Gift

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

He passed away a year ago, but a former WVU-Parkersburg president's influence on the school lives on.

The late Eldon Miller donated $1 million to the school, through a trust fund.

The school recently learned of the final gift he left to continue his commitment to higher education.

It plans to use the money for scholarships.

That's in addition to a student plaza WVU-P dedicated five years ago in his honor.

"He said to us, ' When I'm gone, I'm definitely going to leave some dollars to the college'. You think that's wonderful that someone makes that kind of commitment. We said it would be a sizable gift, but when we received the check for over $900,000, we were dancing in the aisles," says Dr. Marie Foster-Gnage, college president.

Dr. Miller, who died last May 31st, was WVU-Parkersburg's longest serving president.

He led the school during the 1980's and '90's, and worked in higher education for more than 30 years.

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