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Kathy Mason to lead UC-Martinsburg campus

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 ( ) 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.


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