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
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson Co. - Chair of the Board
Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism, WCU
Program Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center, WCU
Director, Coulter Faculty Commons, WCU
Professor, Communication, WCU
Director, Center for Rapid Product Realization, WCU
Graduate Student, College Student Personnel, WCU
Executive Director for Millennial Initiatives, WCU
Owner, The Golden Carp, Dillsboro
Director, Center for Service Learning, WCU
Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, WCU
Executive Director, The Community Table
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religion, WCU
Director, Western North Carolina Leadership Initiative, WCU