Governor names 4 to W.Va. higher education panel

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has reappointed two members of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, including chairman Bruce Berry of Morgantown.

Berry practiced medicine in Charleston for nearly 30 years. He also taught at West Virginia University’s medical school and recently retired as medical director at Colombo & Stuhr.

John Leon, chief of radiology at Fairmont General Hospital, also was reappointed.

Tomblin also appointed Gary White of Logan and Michael J. Farrell of Huntington to the commission.

All the appointments require approval of the West Virginia Senate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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