Chancellor to meet with Macon County residents April 30

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher will meet with residents of Macon County on Wednesday, April 30, as part of a series of events designed to keep the university connected with alumni, friends and elected officials.

Chancellor David Belcher addresses attendees at a community gathering during the 2011 "Get Acquainted Tour.

Chancellor David Belcher addresses attendees at a community gathering during the 2011 “Get Acquainted Tour.

The visits, which include stops across North Carolina and the Southeast, are a follow-up to the 2011 “Get Acquainted Tour,” which took Belcher and his wife, Susan, to some 15 municipalities over four months during his first year as chancellor.

“When we visited communities across the region and state in 2011, one thing we heard over and over again was that the ‘Get Acquainted Tour’ should not be a one-time thing,” said Marty Ramsey, director of alumni affairs at WCU. “Friends and alumni asked us to return to their communities and update them about what is going on at the university, and that is what we are doing.”

The April 30 visit will include a reception for alumni and friends from Macon County and surrounding areas. The event will be held from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Boiler Room Steak House, which is sponsoring the reception.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Beau Busby in the Office of Alumni Affairs toll-free at 877-440-9990 or via email at bbusby@wcu.edu. RSVP deadline is Friday, April 25.