WESTERN NAMES A.J. GRUBE
ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR
CULLOWHEE Angela Johnson A.J. Grube, assistant to the chancellor for equal opportunity programs at Western Carolina University, has been named to the position of assistant vice chancellor for operations and research.
Grube, who has directed Western's equal opportunity programs since March 2003, begins her duties in the Office of the Provost effective June 20. In her new role, she will be responsible for much of the day-to-day operation of the Division of Academic Affairs, including budgeting and allocation of faculty positions, space allocation, strategic planning, faculty searches and policy management.
Grube joined the Western faculty in 1999 as an assistant professor in the department of health and human performance. She earned her bachelor's degree in marketing and management from Georgia College in 1991, master's degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University in 1992, master's degree in public administration from Georgia College in 1994 and doctoral degree in sport management from Florida State University in 1998.
Grube recently served as chair of a campuswide committee that conducted a self-study of Western's intercollegiate athletics program as part of the NCAA certification process. That yearlong study led to the re-certification of the athletics program, an effort designed to ensure integrity in the athletics programs of NCAA institutions and assist colleges and universities in improving their athletics departments.Dr. Grube has a proven record as a faculty member, an administrator and a campus leader, Provost Kyle Carter said in announcing the appointment. Her strong analytical skills and her understanding of university procedures and policies will be a valuable asset as we continue to increase both the quantity and the qualifications of the student body and as we add new academic programs to meet the needs of our students and our region.