An on-campus memorial service to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the performance hall of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
New signage at the main entrance to campus in Cullowhee, expanded off-site classroom and laboratory space in Asheville and additional storage for items from a collection of Southern Appalachian artifacts are in the works at Western Carolina University.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees has endorsed a slate of three finalists for the position of chancellor to be considered by University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously approved an update to the university’s current strategic plan, a revision designed to address changes that have occurred since the document was first adopted in 2012 while remaining true to the direction of the original plan, titled “2020 Vision: Focusing Our Future.”
G. Bruce Gehrig, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for 16 years who has decades of experience in civil engineering and the construction industry, has been named director of Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management.
A complete overhaul of Western Carolina University’s dilapidated steam plant took a major step toward becoming a reality as legislative leaders unveiled a state budget proposal Monday, May 28, that includes the first of two planned $16.5 million installments to fund replacement of the decades-old system, which supplies heat and hot water to campus.