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Office of the Chancellor

As the 12th Chancellor of Western Carolina University, Dr. Kelli R. Brown charts the course for our university and the region we serve. We are proud to have an experienced leader who is respected for her keen focus on student and faculty success, and who will inspire our campus community to new heights.

About the Chancellor


Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System elected Dr. Kelli R. Brown as the 12th Chancellor of Western Carolina University in the Spring 0f 2019.

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Q&A with the Chancellor


Chancellor Kelli R. Brown

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown sat down to answer a few questions about herself, her career and higher education. Plus, she shares with us a few little-known facts about herself.

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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 more!

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Chancellor's Welcome Tour

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown's First Visit to Campus

On April 29th, 2019 our students, alumni, faculty, staff and community had the opportunity to meet the Chancellor on campus for the first time. Watch the livestream of the event below.

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