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CHANCELLOR SEARCH PROCESS IS BACK IN HIGH GEAR

The quest to find Western Carolina University’s next chancellor is hitting high gear as the committee leading the search for a successor to the late David O. Belcher is in the process of reviewing candidate materials and selecting a to-be-determined number of candidates to participate in off-campus interviews early this winter.

ENROLLMENT RECORDS SHATTERED AGAIN AS WCU TOPS 11,600 STUDENTS

It’s beginning to sound like a broken record, this talk of broken records when it comes to enrollment at Western Carolina University where, for the third consecutive year and the seventh time in the past eight years, the institution has experienced increases in both the size and academic qualifications of its student body.

STUDENT SCULPTURE COMMEMORATES TIES BETWEEN WCU, EASTERN BAND

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ historical and cultural connections with the land now home to Western Carolina University were commemorated as representatives of the tribal and university communities gathered for the September unveiling of a sculpture based on the Cherokee syllabary character “wi.”

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM RECEIVES GRANT

Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions is the recipient of a major grant from the North Carolina General Assembly to aid in the preparation of future school leaders and administrators.

PROJECT TO BUILD THE CAMPUS’S FIRST PARKING STRUCTURE IS APPROVED

With most of the students who make up Western Carolina University’s surging enrollment arriving on campus with their own vehicles, they will need somewhere to park. That’s why the WCU Board of Trustees in September unanimously approved a design for a structured parking facility on an existing surface lot between Ramsey Regional Activity Center and Hennon Stadium, as well as the issuance of special obligation bonds to finance its construction.