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WCU Graduate School
1 University Dr.
110 Cordelia Camp
Cullowhee, NC 28723

 Graduate School Staff

Brian Kloeppel

Brian Kloeppel, Dean and Chief Research Officer
(828) 227-3174

  • Promote and celebrate graduate student, graduate faculty, and graduate program successes at Western Carolina University
  • Facilitate the recruitment of high quality and a high quantity of students to our graduate programs
  • Advocate for and allocate graduate assistantship and graduate scholarship funds to Graduate Program Directors to facilitate active student experiences in research and teaching
  • Review, promote, and advocate for new graduate programs at Western Carolina University
  • Represent Western Carolina University on the University of North Carolina System Graduate Council



Joy Bowers-Campbell,  Associate Dean, Graduate School
(828) 227-3173

  • Coordinates graduate policy and chairs Graduate Council’s Graduate Faculty and Policy Review Committee
  • Works with Program Directors and Key Staff on academic matters related to graduate programs
  • Oversees graduate admissions and enrolled student services
  • Represents the Graduate School on several University-wide committees
  • Serves as Advisor for Graduate Student Association


Wil Bryan, Admission Specialist
(828) 227-3175

  • Graduate Application Processing
  • Student Support


Elizabeth Frazier, Student Services Specialist
(828) 227-3179

  • Graduate Assistantship Employment
  • Financial Assistance Administration
  • Graduate Council Administrator
  • Dismissal and Readmission after Dismissal
  • Course Overloads
  • Extension of Time Limit Requests

Bobbi Smith

Bobbi Smith, Admission Specialist
(828) 227-2925

  • Application Processing
  • Student Support
  • Thesis/Disquisition Administrator

Jan Stanfield

Jan Stanfield, Administrative Associate
(828) 227-7398

  • Graduate School Communications
  • Transfer Credit Requests
  • Web Editor
  • Graduate School Events
  • General Applicant/Student Support


Roxane Stiles, Executive Assistant
(828) 227-3178

  • Budget manager for Graduate School and Research and Graduate Student Association
  • Graduate Catalog Administrator

Don Strickland

Don Strickland, Technical Support
(828) 227-3198

  • Graduate School and Research Technical Support
  • Campus Management Apply Yourself, Connect, And AppReview System Administrator
  • Graduate Program Open House Co-Ordinator
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
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