Howard Lee, chairman of the N.C. State Board of Education, told members of Western Carolina University’s board of trustees that they should feel proud to serve in leadership roles at what he called “a cutting-edge university.”
With the rumble of construction equipment in the background, students and administrators at Western Carolina University broke ground Tuesday, Dec. 9, for the Greek Village, a new 252-bed housing complex for many of the university’s fraternities and sororities.
Western Carolina University’s board of trustees today (Friday, Dec. 5) approved proposed increases of about 6.5 percent in tuition and required fees for 2004-05, including a proposed local tuition charge to expand academic scholarships and move faculty salaries closer to the average of similar universities nationwide.
The president of Western North Carolina’s largest health care system, the head of one of the world’s leading furniture manufacturing companies, an Asheville attorney, the mayor of Asheville, and an economic development executive are the five newest members of the Western Carolina University board of trustees.
Western Carolina University’s board of trustees approved several administrative appointments at its quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 5, including new directors for Western’s service learning, residential living, orientation, and enrollment support programs.
Hendersonville businessman Thomas Apodaca, elected in November to represent North Carolina’s 48th Senate District, has resigned his position as secretary of the Western Carolina University board of trustees.
Judy H. Dowell, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University for more than 17 years, became only the sixth person in the university’s history to receive one of the institution’s highest honors when the WCU board of trustees presented her with the Trustees’ Award.
New buildings are going up all around the campus at Western Carolina University, and with enrollment at an all-time high and a record number of freshman applications for three consecutive years, the mortar and masonry need to dry fast.