How Decreasing Government Funding is Changing Higher Education


In a time where so many federal issues are clamoring for more and more funding, higher education’s piece of the pie is getting smaller and smaller. Marshall University President, Stephen Kopp spoke with us about the issue of decreasing government funding for higher education institutions and how they’ll likely have to deal with it in the future.

Dr. Kopp is now in his 9th year of serving as president of Marshall, having previously held leadership positions with Midwestern University, Central Michigan University, and Ohio University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, he served as postdoctoral fellow at the St. Louis University Medical Center and a research fellow and NIH Fellow in the department of biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to joining the faculty of Midwestern University.