MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A former Berkeley County development official is the new director of the University of Charleston-Martinsburg campus.
Kathy Mason's appointment was effective this week.
She formerly served as business manager for the Berkeley County Development Authority.
Mason tells The Journal (http://bit.ly/11t2lVm ) that she believes the University of Charleston's presence is a good opportunity for the area.
The university took over the former Mountain State University's campuses in Martinsburg and Beckley on Jan. 1 after Mountain State lost its accreditation.
University of Charleston regional president Jerry Forster says Mason's knowledge of the region's business climate will help the school to recruit students.