Scott Higgins, director of Western Carolina University 's master's degree program in health sciences and a member of Western's faculty since 1981, will serve as interim dean of research and graduate studies.
Abdul M. Turay, dean of research and graduate studies at Western Carolina University since July 1998, will step down from the position this summer to become provost and vice president of academic affairs at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.
The registration rolls are closed, the final numbers are in, and it's official – student enrollment at Western Carolina University has hit an all-time high of 8,396 for the 2004 fall semester, an 11 percent increase over last fall's enrollment of 7,561.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has authorized Western Carolina University to establish a new master of science degree program in social work to help meet a growing need for graduate-level social workers both in the public sector and in private practice.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper asked more than 250 scientists and students gathered at a genomics research conference organized by Western Carolina University to join him in his effort to expand the state’s DNA database and increase the number of genetic analysts in the State Bureau of Investigation.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will deliver the keynote address at a daylong conference examining ethical and social implications of genomic research and other biotechnology issues Thursday, April 3, in Asheville.
A new master’s degree program at Western Carolina University is designed to help train the student affairs professionals that colleges and universities will require in order to meet the needs of a growing population of college students across North Carolina and the nation.
Less than three years after being authorized to offer North Carolina’s first undergraduate degree program in entrepreneurship, Western Carolina University has been given the green light for a new master’s degree program in the fast-growing field.