An end-of-semester reception to provide Western Carolina University faculty, staff and friends an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher to the university and the Western North Carolina region is set for Monday, Dec. 18.
Western Carolina University has issued requests for proposals for two possible public-private partnership projects, one that could lead to student housing on the university’s West Campus and one that could improve broadband internet service to the Cullowhee Valley.
The Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness teamed up with Shawna Young, director of assessment and marketing in the Division of Student Affairs, earlier this year to evaluate and provide feedback on the quality of annual institutional effectiveness reports for all educational degree programs and all administrative and student support services units on campus.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Western Carolina University for an additional 10 years, bringing to a successful close a multiyear process of evaluation of the university’s academic and administrative programs.
Representatives of Western Carolina University’s faculty, staff, student and alumni organizations took the opportunity during the Friday, Dec. 1, meeting of the WCU Board of Trustees to thank Chancellor David O. Belcher for his leadership over the past six and a half years.
Darrell F. Parker, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Business since July 1, 2012, will be stepping down from the leadership position at the end of the fall semester to become president of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.
The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University will have a bold new look after the completion of an exterior renovation project endorsed Friday, Dec. 1, by the WCU Board of Trustees.