11 am: 72°FPartly Sunny

1 pm: 74°FPartly Sunny

3 pm: 78°FPartly Sunny

5 pm: 79°FPartly Sunny

More Weather

Alderson Broaddus restructuring academic programs

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — Changes are underway at Alderson Broaddus University as it transitions from a college to a university.

The private school in Philippi is restructuring academic programs as part of its strategic plan. The restructuring includes expanding majors, developing new master’s programs and reorganizing programs into individual colleges.

Media outlets report that Alderson Broaddus officials announced the restructuring Thursday prior to the 143rd opening convocation at the Rex Pyles Coliseum.

The restructuring comes as enrollment has jumped from 495 students two years ago to 1,143 this fall.

The school’s Board of Trustees voted in April to change its name from Alderson Broaddus College to Alderson Broaddus University. The change went into effect July 1.



The Herald-Dispatch welcomes your comments on this article, but please be civil. Avoid profanity, obscenity, personal attacks, accusations of criminal activity, name-calling or insults to the other posters. Herald-dispatch.com does not control or monitor comments as they are posted, but if you find a comment offensive or uncivil, hover your mouse over the comment and click the X that appears in the upper right of the comment. If you do not want your comment to post to your personal Facebook page, uncheck the box below the comment.