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Chancellor identifies areas of emphasis during Opening Assembly

WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher has identified four areas of emphasis for the 2015-16 academic year that are central to the institution’s future success: increasing diversity on campus, preparing for a comprehensive fundraising campaign to boost scholarship dollars, enhancing the total student experience, and supporting faculty and staff.
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Chancellor delivers Opening Assembly address

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.”
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WCU readies for best-prepared class in history

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.
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Staff salary, impact of campus growth on assembly agenda

While much of Western Carolina University's Opening Assembly on Thursday (Aug. 18) focused on such international issues as the global economy, Chancellor John W. Bardo also took time to recognize local matters ranging from nearby residents' worries about an expanding campus to employee salary concerns.