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Installation of Chancellor Brown

On March 27, 2020, Dr. Kelli R. Brown will be installed as the 12th Chancellor of Western Carolina University. This event heralds a new era for our university as we focus on honoring our promise. Not only to the students, who realize their dreams here through the pursuit of academic excellence, but also our region, where collectively we strive towards an all-inclusive future which values the rich history that encompasses Western North Carolina.

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Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

Join us for the Installation of Western Carolina University's 12th Chancellor. The event and proceedings will be held on-campus in the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

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About the Chancellor


Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

In a feature written for the WCU Alumni Magazine, meet WCU's experienced leader, where she came from and how she focuses on student and faculty success.

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Rapid-Fire Q&A


Chancellor Kelli Brown with WCU student Emma Kay

Rising WCU sophomore, Emma Kay, asked Chancellor Brown to answer some quick questions. See how she answers the difficult questions of hot dog or hamburger, mountains or beach and others.

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Installation Ceremony

On March 27th, 2020, Kelli R. Brown will be installed at the 12th Chancellor of Western Carolina University in the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. For those who cannot attend, the event will be broadcast live below: 

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