Newly appointed trustees Kathryn Crisp Greeley of Waynesville and Kenneth Hughes of Asheville will be joining reappointed board members J. Bryant Kinney of Denver and Rebecca Schlosser of Greensboro on the WCU board.
The former trustee enrolled at what was then called Western Carolina College 61 years ago, three years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.
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 University of North Carolina Board of Governors has appointed Casey Cooper, chief executive officer of Cherokee Indian Hospital, to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.
New signage at the main entrance to campus in Cullowhee, expanded off-site classroom and laboratory space in Asheville and additional storage for items from a collection of Southern Appalachian artifacts are in the works at Western Carolina University.