Mountain State University President Fired

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Mountain State University’s President Charles H. Polk, one of the highest compensated private school leaders in the nation, was fired in the wake of accreditation issues, the school’s Board of Trustees announced Thursday.

Board chairman Jerry Ice announced Polk’s dismissal and said in a statement that he will serve as acting president until an interim president is named. Mountain State plans to conduct a search for a permanent president.

Polk’s firing comes in the wake of accreditation problems with both the school and its nursing program.

A telephone message left at a listing for a Charles H. Polk in Beckley was not immediately returned.

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