The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has appointed Gaither M. Keener, former chief legal counsel for Lowe’s Companies Inc., to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.
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.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors recently authorized Western Carolina University to begin offering its bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism at its instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.
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.
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.