Western Carolina University will bestow honorary doctorates upon an award-winning writer and a business icon as the university holds summer commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
(The following statement was issued today by Dr. John Bardo, Chancellor of Western Carolina University, after an announcement in May that he was among the top four candidates being considered for the position of president of Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va.)
“The Presidential Search Committee at Marshall University likely will meet this week to determine whom it will recommend to lead the university in the years ahead. I have asked that my name not be a part of the committee's final considerations.
Future Tri-County Community College students who complete their associates' degrees will find it easier to add a four-year university degree, thanks to an agreement signed Tuesday (May 24) with Western Carolina University.
Led from a dark stretch limousine by the sounds of a wailing bagpipe, John W. Bardo and wife Deborah joined a lawn full of faculty, staff, students and other friends at the A.K. Hinds University Center on Monday, April 25, to celebrate Bardo's 10 years as chancellor of Western Carolina University.
It was 10 years ago that the University of North Carolina Board of Governors confirmed John W. Bardo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, as Western Carolina University's 10th chancellor.
Representatives of Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified several “opportunities for synergy” between the two institutions, including possible partnerships through which engineering and technology professors and students at Western would test theories developed by researchers at Chapel Hill.
Members of Western Carolina University's newest graduating class were encouraged to take part in the 21st-century task of “keeping a human face on a global society” as Western held commencement for approximately 500 students Saturday, Dec. 18.