Students at Western Carolina University will pay slightly more to reside, dine and park on campus after the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees endorsed a new schedule of rates for the 2018-19 academic year, but a new tuition plan taking effect in the fall will result in a significant drop in the overall cost of attendance.
University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, the naming of Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar as acting chancellor of Western Carolina University. The very next day, Carol Burton, WCU’s associate provost for undergraduate studies, agreed to step into Morrison-Shetlar’s shoes by taking the role of acting provost.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher, who has been battling brain cancer since April 2016, has announced plans to go on medical leave effective Sunday, Dec. 31. Belcher shared his decision Monday, Nov. 27, in a message to members of the university community.
David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, is among this year’s recipients of the most prestigious honor bestowed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Western Carolina University will begin offering a bachelor’s degree program in integrated health sciences and a master’s degree program in athletic training after approval of the two new academic offerings Friday, Nov. 3, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Pamela DeGraffenreid, director of the Western Carolina University Bookstore and vice chair of the University of North Carolina System’s Staff Assembly, is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas W. Ross Visionary Leader Award.
Retired banking executive and former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees F. Edward Broadwell Jr. and wife Donna Allsbrook Broadwell have made a commitment to WCU’s fundraising campaign to the tune of $1 million for scholarships.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and Police Chief Ernie Hudson have issued a statement to the campus community regarding a shooting that occurred at an apartment complex near campus Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Law enforcement officials have confirmed that charges filed against two individuals in connection with the fatal shooting of a Western Carolina University student earlier this month have been upgraded to murder.