University of North Carolina President-elect Tom Ross had one simple requirement for the committee tasked with helping find the next chancellor of Western Carolina University – deliver him a superhero.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo thanked faculty and staff for continuing to increase institutional quality despite the state’s budget crisis, and urged them not to allow lingering economic doldrums to derail their efforts to continue creating “a 21st-century university.”
Best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs shared with Western Carolina University students on Tuesday, Nov. 18, highlights of a career that has taken her from behind the scenes in crime laboratories to in front of the cameras in a cameo role in “Bones,” the popular television show inspired by her books.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo apologized to the campus and community for what he called the “inappropriate behavior” and “poor judgment” of seven students who admitted to leaving the body of a dead bear beneath a statue on the WCU campus.
As Western Carolina University gets ready to welcome the best prepared freshman class in its history, the university must focus attention in the coming year on aligning four separate yet related strategic activities so that it can continue to improve academic quality and serve the needs of the people of North Carolina.