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Research Corporation

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research at West Virginia University.

The WVURC is a fiscal agent for WVU, which as a component of West Virginia state government, is authorized by statute to contract with WVURC to provide research assistance for state institutions of higher education. WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies including NSF for research and other sponsored activities, in a manner deemed by statute to enhance the competitive position of state institutions of higher education for research and development, more expeditiously facilitate expenditures for equipment and material for research projects, and simplify and expedite acquisition and utilization of research grants.


  • Executive Director –  Clay Marsh, Chancellor and Executive Dean, WVU Health Sciences
  • Secretary –  Katie Stores, WVU Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Research
  • Treasurer –  Barb Weiss, WVU Senior Associate Vice President for Finance
  • General Counsel –  Rossi Wiles, WVU Deputy General Counsel for Innovation and Research

Board Directors

  • WVU President E. Gordon Gee, Chairman
  • Maryanne Reed, WVU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
  • Paula Congelio, WVU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Fred King, WVU Vice President for Research
  • Ming Lei, WVU Senior Associate Vice President for HSC Research and Graduate Education
  • Stephanie D. Taylor, WVU Vice President and General Counsel
  • Pedro J. Mago, Glen H. Hiner Dean, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Center Director