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1933

Classes began at Beckley College, now Mountain State University

1936

Hedrick Hall was built

Other events that happened on or around 1936

1940

Bumgardner Hall was built at Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1940

1960

D. K. Shroyer became president of Beckley College (now Mountain State University

Other events that happened on or around 1960

1964

Hartman Hall was built at Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1968

John W. Saunders became president of Beckley College (now Mountain State University) replacing D. K. Shroyer

Other events that happened on or around 1968

1972

O'Dell Hall was built at Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1972

1985

A grant from the Benedum Foundation provided funds for renovations to three buildings at Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1985

1988

George Balsama became president of Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1988

1989

George Balsama left presidency of Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1989

1990

Robert G. Lilly stopped serving as interim president of Beckley College (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around 1990

1991

Beckley College changed its name to the College of West Virginia

Dec 15, 1997

The Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center was built at the College of West Virginia (now Mountain State University)

Other events that happened on or around December 15, 1997

1998

College of West Virginia (now Mountain State University) purchased the former Beckley Junior High School campus

Other events that happened on or around 1998

2001

College of West Virginia changes its name to Mountain State University

2002

Fall enrollment at Mountain State University was 2,619

Other events that happened on or around 2002

2004

The Mountain State University Cougars won the NAIA Division I national basketball championship

Other events that happened on or around 2004

Jun 28, 2012

Higher Learning Commission withdrew accreditation from Mountain State University

Aug 01, 2012

University of Charleston announced it would take over Mountain State University


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