Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

State Board Investigates Civil Rights Complaint at Bluefield State University

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

State Board Investigates Civil Rights Complaint at Bluefield State University

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State Board Investigates Civil Rights Complaint at Bluefield State University

CHARLESTON, W.VA.

The Higher Education Interim Governing Board is investigating complaints of civil rights violations at Bluefield State College, the board chairwoman said recently.

The board sent two consultants -- a vice president of West Virginia University and a Marshall University lawyer -- to the college campus last month, said board spokeswoman Allison Adler.

They were there to investigate a complaint filed with the board in October, says Cathy Armstrong, chairwoman of the interim governing board. She did not remember who filed the complaint, but said it was not Bluefield State president, Dr. Robert Moore.

She would not disclose the contents of the complaint.

"We treat that as a personnel matter and I have no comment on it at this time," Armstrong says.

Bluefield State, a historically Black college, gets a $1 million grant each year because of that status. …

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