The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees presented one of the university’s highest honors to Susan Brummell Belcher in recognition of her ongoing contributions as an ambassador for WCU during the seven years her husband served as chancellor, her support unwavering even after his passing last June.
The former trustee enrolled at what was then called Western Carolina College 61 years ago, three years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
The quest to find WCU’s next chancellor is back in high gear after the committee leading the search approved minor modifications to an existing leadership statement, tweaked language to advertise the position and formalized the timeline for the search process.
The committee leading the search for WCU's next chancellor approved a timeline that is designed to have a slate of three finalists on the desk of UNC System President Margaret Spellings and a new chancellor named by the end of the current academic year.
The search for WCU’s next chancellor will officially resume Friday, Sept. 21, as the committee helping select a successor to the late David O. Belcher will hold its first meeting since the July 16 announcement that a finalist for the position had withdrawn from consideration.