The quest to find WCU’s next chancellor is back in high gear after the committee leading the search approved minor modifications to an existing leadership statement, tweaked language to advertise the position and formalized the timeline for the search process.
The committee leading the search for WCU's next chancellor approved a timeline that is designed to have a slate of three finalists on the desk of UNC System President Margaret Spellings and a new chancellor named by the end of the current academic year.
The search for WCU’s next chancellor will officially resume Friday, Sept. 21, as the committee helping select a successor to the late David O. Belcher will hold its first meeting since the July 16 announcement that a finalist for the position had withdrawn from consideration.
Patricia B. Kaemmerling and J. Bryant Kinney, co-chairs of the committee conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor, have been notified that the finalist who was put forward for approval by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has withdrawn from consideration for the position.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees has endorsed a slate of three finalists for the position of chancellor to be considered by University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings.
The 21-person committee that has been working since spring 2017 to update Western Carolina University’s strategic plan is nearing completion of its work and plans to submit a draft of the revised document to WCU’s Board of Trustees for approval this spring.
The search committee tasked with helping select Western Carolina University’s next chancellor took major steps forward during a four-hour meeting Monday, April 16, as it whittled down its pool of candidates and selected 10 who will be invited to participate in off-campus interviews.