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Ex-WVU interim president to leave nearly $1M to school

December 4, 2018

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A former interim president of West Virginia University is leaving nearly $1 million to the school in his will.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that C. Peter Magrath announced the gift Nov. 14 during the university’s second annual Day of Giving. Magrath served as interim president in 2008 and 2009.

The WVU Foundation stands to receive $877,000 from Magrath’s individual retirement account, with the money to be used for graduate school scholarships.

University President Gordon Gee says there is no one who understands the land-grant mission better than Magrath. Gee added that Magrath selecting the university for the gift is a sterling testament to the way this university is meeting that mission.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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