A future addition to Western Carolina University’s gallery of presidential portraits was unveiled for the first time Thursday, Feb. 23, as the WCU Board of Trustees got a sneak peek at the recently completed likeness of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
Western Carolina University held commencement exercises Saturday (Dec. 17) to recognize its fall graduating class and a group of new alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
As Chancellor of Western Carolina University, I am pleased that the North Carolina General Assembly has approved a state budget for the coming fiscal year that contains some significant provisions in support of public higher education in this state, including pay raises for our hard-working faculty and staff.
About 250 members of the Western Carolina University community braved rain showers to gather for a noon rally Friday, April 22, to show their support for Chancellor David O. Belcher, who is dealing with a health issue.
Members of the WCU community will have an opportunity to hear updates about three university focus areas – the 2020 Strategic Plan, the Millennial Initiative and the Campus Master Plan – during a public forum set for 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 27.
The search committee tasked with helping select the next chancellor of Western Carolina University spent four hours Monday, Nov. 22, listening to the people whose lives will be most affected by the leader who eventually is hired.