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.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees designated three existing surface parking lots as sites for possible future parking structures in preparation for an anticipated increase in student enrollment in the years ahead.
Representatives of Western Carolina University’s faculty, staff, student and alumni organizations took the opportunity during the Friday, Dec. 1, meeting of the WCU Board of Trustees to thank Chancellor David O. Belcher for his leadership over the past six and a half years.
Students at Western Carolina University will pay slightly more to reside, dine and park on campus after the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees endorsed a new schedule of rates for the 2018-19 academic year, but a new tuition plan taking effect in the fall will result in a significant drop in the overall cost of attendance.