The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments will bestow its prestigious William C. Friday Lifetime Achievement Award on David O. Belcher, chancellor of Western Carolina University.
An end-of-semester reception to provide Western Carolina University faculty, staff and friends an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan Brummell Belcher to the university and the Western North Carolina region is set for Monday, Dec. 18.
Representatives of Western Carolina University’s faculty, staff, student and alumni organizations took the opportunity during the Friday, Dec. 1, meeting of the WCU Board of Trustees to thank Chancellor David O. Belcher for his leadership over the past six and a half years.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher, who has been battling brain cancer since April 2016, has announced plans to go on medical leave effective Sunday, Dec. 31. Belcher shared his decision Monday, Nov. 27, in a message to members of the university community.