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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 promises to students, who realize their dreams through the pursuit of academic excellence, and to the region, where we strive to achieve an inclusive future that values Western North Carolina's rich history.

Ceremony Details


Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

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

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Celebration Events


Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

It will be a week full of celebration across the WNC region as we lead up to the installation ceremony. Explore all the events that will be held on campus and off.

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Rapid-Fire Q&A


Chancellor Kelli Brown with WCU student Emma Kay

WCU sophomore Emma Kay asked Chancellor Brown to answer some quick, fun and maybe insightful questions like "hot dog or hamburger" and other preferences.

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Installation Ceremony

On Friday, March 27th, 2020, Kelli R. Brown will be installed as 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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