Photo by Howie McCormick


Dr. Stephen J. Kopp

March 28, 1951 — December 17, 2014

“The Marshall University family has lost a very dedicated president. President Stephen J. Kopp was an inspired and innovative leader who worked tirelessly for Marshall. As one of the longest serving presidents of Marshall, he accomplished many things to help move our university forward. He created a culture of excellence at Marshall and worked to bridge the gap between leading–edge researchand industry. We were honored to serve with President Stephen J. Kopp whether it be promoting manufacturing, hosting hundreds of West Virginia innovators and makers, or watching him captivated by the LEGO Robotic movement. We join the countless others in extending our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of President Stephen J. Kopp.” — Charlotte Weber, RCBI Director & CEO