Brian Kloeppel, who has been serving as interim dean of Western Carolina University’s Graduate School and Research since July 2015, has been named to the position on a permanent basis, effective immediately.
Ali Bovender says she expected that a recent journey to Kenya with six of her fellow Western Carolina University teacher education students would turn out to be a life-changing experience, but she had no idea that it would affect her like it has.
At a time when competition for grant funding is particularly fierce, external awards for WCU research and programs climbed 60.1 percent from $3.4 million to $5.5 million from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2014.
Western Carolina University will host its inaugural Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, on Monday, April 22.
Western Carolina University will receive $420,000 in federal funding over three years to develop a center that synergizes and expands efforts at WCU to help innovators and companies transform their ideas into marketable products.