Brian Railsback, chair of Western Carolina University’s Faculty Senate, completed a mission to ride his bike from Cullowhee to Raleigh to raise awareness about that faculty group’s new Student Support Fund, and then he topped it off with a meeting with N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper.
Carrying signs protesting bigotry and promoting tolerance, a group of Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff gathered around the fountain area in the center of campus at noon Tuesday, March 27, to show support for the university’s students of color and other underrepresented communities on campus.
Brian Railsback completed a series of bicycle rides to raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in Western Carolina University’s Honors College back when he was the college’s dean, but now he’s seeking pedal power again and riding for a new purpose in his role as chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.
Western Carolina University faculty and staff members can keep up with the activities of the university’s Faculty Senate and Staff Senate by attending public meetings those two bodies have scheduled in February.
After receiving a boost in the form of several substantial donations, the Western Carolina University Faculty Senate’s new Student Support Fund is ready to assist students who are dealing with short-term financial emergencies.
Western Carolina University faculty and staff members can keep up with the activities of the university’s Faculty Senate and Staff Senate by attending public meetings those two bodies have scheduled in January.