Mountain State flights by former President still in question
When the Mountain State University Board of Trustees fired President Charles Polk in January, there was a public promise to investigate how he had used the school's two airplanes. The Charleston Gazette had reported that Polk had made hundreds of flights that appeared to have purpose related to the university, and the Gazette now reports MSU's trustees have not launched an investigation. Of 1400 flights over the past ten years, 1100 of those came from the Beckley campus. Polk maintains the flights did have a university purpose. After losing accreditation, MSU will shut down on Dec. 31,and the University of Charleston will take over the school's Beckley and Martinsburg campuses.