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.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously approved an update to the university’s current strategic plan, a revision designed to address changes that have occurred since the document was first adopted in 2012 while remaining true to the direction of the original plan, titled “2020 Vision: Focusing Our Future.”
The 21-person committee that has been working since spring 2017 to update Western Carolina University’s strategic plan is nearing completion of its work and plans to submit a draft of the revised document to WCU’s Board of Trustees for approval this spring.