Intercultural Affairs


334 AK Hinds University Center
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.2276 tel
828.227.7250 fax


Meet the Intercultural Affairs Staff
 Khambrel Ward

Khambrel Ward
Director of Intercultural Affairs
B.S. University of Florida, 2009; M.Ed., University of Maryland (College Park)

Kham is responsible for providing oversight for all ICA staff members, as well as all programs and initiatives. Kham also ensures that the missions and vision of ICA, and the services provided by the department, align with WCU's strategic plan, and promote the best experience possible for students.




Associate Director

 Niki Paganelli


Niki Paganelli
Assistant Director
B.A. Political Science, North Carolina State University, 2013; M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015

Niki is primarily responsible for coordinating sexual assault awareness programs through the Red Zone initiative; working closely with the Safe Zone Committee to create a more inclusive campus for the LGBTQIA-identified students, faculty, and staff; and providing social justice education opportunities for all community members.  

 Holli Stillman

 Holli Stillman
Administrative Support Associate
B.A., State University of New York at Cortland, 2006

Holli is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support to the department.  She also oversees the department's student workers.  

 Ashley Small

Ashley Small Program Assistant B.A., Western Carolina University, 2014

Ashley was a student worker for ICA for 2.5 years before graduating from WCU. Ashley is now serving as the part-time Program Assistant, helping ICA staff plan and execute women's and gender programs.



Student Workers


 Student Worker

Stephanie Egeonu
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Accounting

 ICA Student Worker

Qua'Shawn Pernell
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Major: Social Work



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