CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ten public higher education institutions are planning to promote job creation and economic opportunities in southern West Virginia.

Marshall University says in a news release that presidents and representatives of the 10 schools will introduce the Alliance for Economic Development for Southern West Virginia on Monday at the state Capitol in Charleston.

Among the scheduled speakers at the announcement is Marshall President Jerome Gilbert, the group’s chairman.

Other institutions in the group are Bluefield State College; BridgeValley, Mountwest, New River and Southern West Virginia community and technical colleges; Concord University; the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine; West Virginia State University, and West Virginia University Tech.

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