Southern Pines businessman George W. Little, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Economic Resources and a 2004 candidate for N.C. governor, is filling a vacant seat on the Western Carolina University board of trustees created by the death earlier this year of his wife, Teena S. Little.
Western Carolina University's board of trustees approved Friday, Dec. 2, proposed tuition and fees for the 2006-07 academic year, including an additional fee to provide equipment and programming for a new student recreation center.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo announced Tuesday (Aug. 16) that he will ask the university's board of trustees to grant a one-year contract extension for Kent Briggs, the Catamounts' head football coach who is battling head and neck cancer.
Led from a dark stretch limousine by the sounds of a wailing bagpipe, John W. Bardo and wife Deborah joined a lawn full of faculty, staff, students and other friends at the A.K. Hinds University Center on Monday, April 25, to celebrate Bardo's 10 years as chancellor of Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University's board of trustees approved Friday, Dec. 3, proposed tuition and fees for 2005-06, including a local tuition charge to help the number of professors and classes keep pace with growing student enrollment, move faculty salaries closer to the average of similar universities nationwide and address staff salary inequities.