An estimated crowd of about 350 members of the Western Carolina University campus community, most of them students, gathered Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center to meet with university officials and continue an on-going dialogue on issues surrounding race, diversity and inclusion.
WCU received three awards – one for a diversity program and two for a membership drive for the Catamount Club – during the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Steven D. Lillard, assistant chief of police at Western Carolina University since 2011, has been named director of university police and chief of police at WCU. The appointment is effectively immediately.
Although ground technically was broken last summer during preliminary site preparation for a facility to replace Western Carolina University’s outdated Natural Sciences Building, a ceremonial groundbreaking officially marking the beginning of construction on the Tom Apodaca Science Building is set for Friday, March 2.
The effort to find a successor for Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher is well underway, as the 22-member committee leading the search for the university’s next CEO is in the midst of obtaining feedback from the university’s various constituent groups.
Members of the public will have several opportunities to share their opinions on the characteristics they would like to see in Western Carolina University’s next chancellor as the committee leading the search for a successor to Chancellor David O. Belcher has announced a series of open forums for February.
With Valentine’s Day falling smackdab in the middle of the month, February is known as a time for love. That’s why the Office of Advancement at Western Carolina University is rolling out the second annual “I Love WCU” fundraising campaign throughout the month.