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.
The 21-person committee that has been working since spring 2017 to update Western Carolina University’s strategic plan is nearing completion of its work and plans to submit a draft of the revised document to WCU’s Board of Trustees for approval this spring.
Douglas Keskula, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University, has announced his intention to return to a faculty position within the college’s Department of Physical Therapy, effective fall semester 2019.
Three finalists for the position of dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina University will visit campus as the spring semester winds to a close for a series of interviews and public presentations by each candidate.
Gov. Roy Cooper presented Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher with one of North Carolina’s highest civilian honors, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, in recognition of his contributions to the state.
The search committee tasked with helping select Western Carolina University’s next chancellor took major steps forward during a four-hour meeting Monday, April 16, as it whittled down its pool of candidates and selected 10 who will be invited to participate in off-campus interviews.
The American Council on Education recently announced that Lowell K. Davis, assistant vice chancellor for student success at Western Carolina University, has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year.