December 18, 2014

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Marshall President Stephen Kopp

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today released the following statement on the passing of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp.

 “The sudden and tragic death of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp is incredibly shocking and heartbreaking. The Marshall community has truly lost one of its best. There is no doubt that Stephen will leave behind a legacy as an outstanding leader, a beloved adopted West Virginian, and a dedicated husband and father. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in keeping Jane, the entire Kopp family and the Marshall and Huntington communities in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve and try to get through this painful time, especially as we approach the holidays.”