Board of Governors

WCU’s David A. Shapiro (left) is congratulated by Board of Governors Chairman W. Louis Bissette Jr. and UNC system President Margaret Spellings after receiving his honor at the board’s meeting Friday, May 27.

WCU professor earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

David A. Shapiro, the Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University, was honored Friday, May 27, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors with the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the highest honor the board presents to faculty of the 17-campus system.
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WCU’s Millennial Initiative wins approval of UNC Board

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors today (Friday, May 12) approved Millennial Campus designation for 344 acres of property adjacent to Western Carolina University's main campus, endorsing Western's plans to create a “knowledge enterprise zone” designed to enhance educational opportunities while promoting economic development for the mountain region.
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Scott Philyaw named one of UNC system’s top teachers

Scott Philyaw, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise from students and faculty colleagues for a collaborative teaching style that provides his students with real-world experience to supplement classroom learning.