MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's Board of Governors has approved a new degree program in hospitality and tourism management to serve one of the state's largest industries.
The board for the Morgantown university met Friday.
The school says the new degree program responds to state tourism officials' request for trained professionals and leaders.
WVU previously offered an area of emphasis in hospitality and tourism under the management major.
The board also approved graduate majors in kinesiology and public health sciences.
Members also adopted guidelines outlining the qualities and characteristics the search committee will be looking for in a permanent president.