David O. Belcher was named Western Carolina University's 11th chancellor on April 8, 2011, by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and assumed his duties on July 1, 2011.
Belcher was installed as chancellor of Western Carolina during a traditional ceremony Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Read his remarks from the ceremony.
Thomas W. Ross, president of the UNC system, presided at the official installation ceremony. A week of activities leading up to the ceremony highlighted and celebrated the accomplishments of Western Carolina University's students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners. Watch the slideshow from the activities.
Offer congratulations and well wishes to Chancellor Belcher.