The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 25, 2013

Talking higher education

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Delegate Mary Poling, D-Barbour, left, speaks with Dr. Patrick Crane, director of policy and strategic initiatives for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, following the Sept. 23 meeting at the state Capitol in Charleston of the state Legislature’s Select Committee on Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education. Dr. Crane spoke about the state’s remedial education process during the meeting. Seated at right is Dr. Bruce Vandal, vice president of Complete College America, who spoke to the select committee about the importance of college students passing gateway courses and having access to remedial support. Delegate Poling, who chairs the House of Delegate’s education committee, co-chaired the interim meeting with state Sen. Robert Plymale, chair of the Senate’s education committee.