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Provost's Advisory Board for Academic Community Engagement

The Provost's Advisory Board for Academic Community Engagement supports the Center for Service Learning in enhancing and promoting service learning at Western Carolina University.  Specifically, the Board reviews service-learning initiatives, recommends pertinent policies and procedures, and promotes reciprocal relationships among campus and community stakeholders.

Chaired by Rick Westerman, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County, the 14-member Board is composed of faculty, staff/administrators, students, and community partners.  The 2013-2014 Board consists of five faculty members, five administrators, one student, and three community partners.

The Center for Service Learning is an academic and administrative support unit of the Office for Undergraduate Studies and a major contributor to the implementation of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).  The award-winning Center also functions as the coordinating unit for campus–community partnerships, which provide a foundation for civic engagement initiatives throughout the western North Carolina region and beyond.




Advisory Board 2013-2014

Rick Westerman
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson Co. - Chair of the Board

Carroll Brown
Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism, WCU 

Wendy Cagle
Program Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center, WCU

Laura Cruz
Director, Coulter Faculty Commons, WCU

Betty Farmer
Professor, Communication, WCU

Patrick Gardner
Director, Center for Rapid Product Realization, WCU

Mike Hood
Graduate Student, College Student Personnel, WCU

Tony Johnson
Executive Director for Millennial Initiatives, WCU

John Miele
Owner, The Golden Carp, Dillsboro

Lane Perry
Director, Center for Service Learning, WCU

Roya Scales
Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, WCU

Amy Sims
Executive Director, The Community Table

John Whitmire
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion, WCU

Juanita Wilson
Director, Western North Carolina Leadership Initiative, WCU


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