Western Carolina University announced today (Thursday, Sept. 22) the launch of a new center focused on issues revolving around economic development in North Carolina, especially in its western region. Seed funding for the project comes from a $1.8 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Angela K. Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College in Rhode Island and associate director of the college’s Center for Teaching Excellence, has been named the inaugural Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor in Regional Economic Development at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University’s College of Business, along with the Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and EPIC, a student initiative encouraging student entrepreneurship through Elevating Potential, Imagination and Collaboration, recently held a student pitch party.
Current students and recent graduates of Western Carolina University’s master’s program in accountancy did better on the certified public accountant exam ― a requirement for becoming a CPA ― than the national average, results show.
Western Carolina University’s College of Business has been fully accredited ― again ― by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is widely regarded as the international benchmark for business school quality.
Western Carolina University is renaming the accountancy program in its College of Business as the Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Program in recognition of gifts and pledges totaling $1 million from several WCU alumni who are partners in one of the top 20 public accounting firms in the U.S.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees on Friday, Dec. 4, approved the establishment of a Center for the Study of Free Enterprise, bringing the proposed center one step closer to becoming a reality.