The Commission develops and oversees a public policy agenda for West Virginia’s four-year colleges and universities. Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student affairs.
West Liberty University provides enrollment, graduation, and other data updates to the Commission annually. This data provided to the Commission is utilized for numerous reports on the HEPC website including the Report Card, an annual accountability report that provides year-end higher education statistics for both of the state’s higher education systems, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council).
In accordance with Procedural Rule Series 10 Policy Regarding Program Review, the West Liberty Board of Governors is responsible for reviewing all degree programs offered at the institution in a five year rotation and address viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency for each program. The process is completed in the spring semester and summary documents are submitted to the HEPC in May for an additional review process.