The presidents of twelve universities, nine in West Virginia, two in Ohio, and one in Virginia,
jointly announced the formation of a new all-sports collegiate athletic conference to be named
the Mountain East Conference.
The new twelve team league's charter membership will include:
Concord University (W.Va.),
Fairmont State University (W.Va.),
Glenville State College (W.Va.),
Notre Dame College (Ohio),
Shepherd University (W.Va.),
The University of Charleston (W.Va.),
The University of Virginia's College at Wise (Va.),
Urbana University (Ohio),
West Liberty University (W.Va.),
West Virginia State University (W.Va.),
Wheeling Jesuit University (W.Va.),
West Virginia Wesleyan College (W.Va.).
"We are extremely pleased to announce the formation of the Mountain East Conference,"
stated spokesperson Reid Amos on behalf of the twelve presidents of the new alliance.
"The goal of this effort has been to align like-minded institutions with similar budgets and
goals across a regional footprint. We strongly believe that our charter membership creates
a solid foundation that provides mutual benefit and secures the athletic future for our
institutions. We will collectively make every effort to provide a high-quality experience for
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