The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Western Carolina University for an additional 10 years, bringing to a successful close a multiyear process of evaluation of the university’s academic and administrative programs.
Darrell F. Parker, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Business since July 1, 2012, will be stepping down from the leadership position at the end of the fall semester to become president of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Western Carolina University’s online learning programs continue an upward enrollment trend that parallels the university’s overall enrollment, building upon a reputation for student support services and academic rigor.
The Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center at Western Carolina University will have a bold new look after the completion of an exterior renovation project endorsed Friday, Dec. 1, by the WCU Board of Trustees.
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.
Lisa Briggs, director of Western Carolina University’s Emergency and Disaster Management Program, recently returned from Moldova in Eastern Europe where she participated in disaster response training exercises.
Western Carolina University’s proposal to build a transmission tower to broadcast the signal from the campus radio station at the 95.3 FM frequency cleared a major hurdle Monday (Nov. 27) when the Jackson County Board of Commissioners granted the university a waiver in regards to some of the provisions of the county’s Wireless Communications Ordinance.
Cheryl Clark, an assistant professor in Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing, says she always has found participating in service trips to Jamaica to be positive experiences, but a recent journey to that Caribbean island nation with a group of WCU nursing students plumbed an even greater depth of personal meaning – and it involved a little red wagon.