WHEELING, W.Va. — Several academic and athletic programs are returning to Wheeling University, the school announced on Monday.

The institution, formally known as Wheeling Jesuit University, slashed programs and athletic clubs in the spring after the president declared financial exigency.

Wheeling University (WU) said undergraduate majors in biology, engineering science, and English will return to campus beginning in January. Two full-time faculty members in engineering and biology will be hired to teach new classes.

Online programs in criminal justice and psychology will also be offered to start in January.

The Cardinals Athletic Department is reinstating men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s swimming in 2020. WU also plans to introduce competitive cheerleading as a new sport for student-athletes in 2020.

President Michael Mihalyo and Senior Vice President Joseph Petrella remain on paid administrative leave after being placed there before the fall semester began.

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