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Strategic Planning Committee

Western Carolina University's Strategic Planning Committee is made up of 37 members from a variety of units across campus. The members on this committee serve on a rotation and their terms are included in their listing along with division and title.

  • One Representative from Diversity & Inclusion
  • One Representative from Marketing & Communications
  • One Representative from Public Relations or External Relations
  • One Faculty Representative from Each College
  • One Staff Representative from Student Success
  • One Staff Representative from the Registrar’s Office
  • One Staff Representative from Educational Outreach
  • One Staff Representative from Programs in Asheville/Biltmore Park
  • One Representative from the Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • One Representative from Health & Wellness
  • One Representative from Campus Activities OR Campus Services
  • Two Representative from Enrollment Management or Admissions
  • One Representative from Facilities Management
  • One Representative from Fiscal Affairs
  • One Representative from Advancement
  • One Representative from Athletics
  • Ex-Officio Members
  • Student Representatives

2020-2021 Committee

Chair - Kim Winter, Dean, College of Education & Allied Professions - 2020-2023
Staff Senate Representative - Ben Pendry, Chair, Staff Senate - 2020-2021
Staff Senate Representative - Deidre Hopkins, Chair-Elect, Staff Senate - 2020-2022 
Faculty Senate Representative - Todd Collins, Faculty Senator - 2020-2021

Chancellor's Division

Diversity & Inclusion - Ricardo Nazario y Colón, Chief Diversity Officer - 2020-2023 
Marketing & Communications - Brian Mullen, Chief Marketing & Communications Strategist - 2020-2022 
Public Relations or External Relations - Meredith Whitfield, Director of External Affairs - 2020-2023 

Division of Academic Affairs

Belcher College of Fine & Performing Arts - Chris Beyt, Assistant Professor, School of Music - 2020-2022 
College of Arts & Sciences - Erin Callahan, Associate Professor of English (TESOL) - 2020-2021 
College of Business - Vittal Anantatmula, Professor of Project Management - 2020-2023
College of Education & Allied Professions - Darrius Stanley, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership - 2020-2022 
College of Engineering & Technology 
- John Hildreth, Endowed Professor, Kimmel School of Construction Management - 2020-2021 
College of Health & Human Sciences - Denise Wilfong, Associate Professor of Health Sciences -2020-2023 
Graduate School - Brian Kloeppel, Dean, Graduate School & Research - 2020-2021 
Student Success - Travis Bulluck, Director of Academic Advising - 2020-2022 
Registrar - Sarah Bryan, Associate Registrar - 2020-2021 
Educational Outreach - Tony Miller, Associate Director for Distance Learning - 2020-2023 
Programs in Asheville/Biltmore Park - Kevan Frasier, Executive Director, WCU at Biltmore Park - 2020-2023
Hunter Library - Shamella Cromartie, Associate Dean, Library - 2020-2023 
Honor’s College - Jill Granger, Dean - 2020-2023

Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Vice Chancellor - Bashaun Smith, Dean of Students - 2020-2023 
Health & Wellness - Kellie Monteith, Associate Vice Chancellor of Health & Wellness - 2020-2022 
Campus Activities or Campus Services - Bryant Barnett, Executive Director of Residential Living - 2020-2021 
Enrollment Management or Admissions - Phil Cauley, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Enrollment - 2020-2021 
Enrollment Management or Admissions - Mike Langford, Director of Admissions - 2020-2023

Division of Administration and Finance

Facilities Management - Joe Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management - 2020-2021  
Fiscal Affairs - Alison Joseph, Business Systems Analyst - 2020-2023 

Division of Advancement

Advancement - Jamie Raynor, Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement - 2020-2021

Catamount Athletics

Athletics - Alex Gary, Director of Athletics - 2020-2021 

Ex-Officio Members

Information Technology (IT) - Dan Berk, Director of Applications and Systems  
Institutional Planning & Effectiveness  - Tim Metz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning & Effectiveness
Assessment - Amy Strickland, Director of Assessment 
Internal Audit - Lisa Gaetano, Chief Audit Officer 
CEAP Dean’s Office - Zara Shick, Executive Assistant to the Dean 

Student Representation (Annual Appointments)

Undergraduate - Kendall Wike, Integrated Health Sciences, Pre-Professional - 2020-2022
Graduate - Elijah McCoy, 2nd Year HESA Student & GSA President - 2020-2021
Graduate - Riley Jelenick, 2nd Year HESA Student & GSA VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - 2020-2021

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