- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia and U.S. flags at all state-owned facilities will be at half-staff in honor of Marshall University President Stephen Kopp.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk on Tuesday.

Kopp died on Dec. 17 after being hospitalized for an illness. He was 63.

Marshall will hold a public memorial service for Kopp on Tuesday.

Tomblin says in a news release that Kopp’s leadership had a permanent and positive impact on both Marshall and the state.

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