Department of Campus Activities staff is here to offer students new experiences, and
enrichment that goes beyond the classroom. We strive to provide quality programs,
services and facilities. Our department is dedicated to assist in the development
of students, faculty, and staff of Western Carolina University to foster a vibrant
and inclusive campus community.
Dept. of campus activities directory
Our Admin office oversees the department's daily business.
JEFF HUGHES, DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Jeff Hughes oversees the University Center's operations, staff, and offers support
to student media groups.
Email Jeff Hughes
Leigh Hudspeth, assistant director for business operations
Leigh Hudspeth serves as primary support for the Director of Campus Activities. Leigh
handles student contracts for payroll, processes DCA professional staff and student
travel, and supplemental funding for clubs and organizations. He is the supervisor
of the administrative staff.
Dianne Harris, Business Manager
Dianne can help any student group with an 8000 account to budget and manage their
fund. Dianne assists the Campus Activities staff with budget needs and ensures events
are ready for purchase. If there's a problem with the register, Dianne is your first
AManda Maggard, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
Amanda processes purchase orders for the department. Amanda supervises the budgets
for Leadership Programs and Miracle at WCU. Got a contract? Amanda facilitates all
contracts within the Department of Campus Activities for performers, speakers, artists,
Participants at Whee Lead Conference
Catamounts can reach their leadership potential by participating in Leadership Programs.
Committed to student growth and development, we provide students with the formal and
informal leadership opportunities they need to prepare students to be active participants
in their communities after graduation. New students can jump right in and get involved
with Cat Camp - a leadership retreat for new first-year students - and the Freshman
PALIN BERKANA-WYCOFF, Associate director for leadership
Palin provides vision for, creates, and implements leadership programs for the Leadership
Programs Unit. Palin teaches LEAD classes. Palin co-advises the Miracle at WCU Executive
Leslie Cavin, Assistant Director for Leadership
Leslie maintains and curates leadership programs such as Cat Camp, Whee Lead, Whee
Takeover, and the Freshman Leadership Initiative. Leslie also teaches LEAD classes.
Office of Student Involvement
Students can broaden their horizons with the office of Student Involvement by joining
a club or attending an event. The Student Involvement Unit provides a variety of entertainment
and educational opportunities for our Catamounts. Last Minute Productions, our student
programming board, hosts comedians, spoken word artists, concerts, movies and other
fun events. The Arts and Cultural Events series focuses on the arts for programming
such as ballet, graffiti artists, and DIY art workshops.
Stephanie Sue Rowell, Associate Director for Student Programs & Activities
Stephanie Sue supervises the student programming board, Last Minute Productions and
advises the executive branch of Student Government Association. In the department,
Stephanie Sue is over assessing the departments goals and achievements. Stephanie
Sue directly supervises the Student Involvement Unit.
Email Stephanie Sue
VACANT, Assistant Director for Student clubs & organizations
Brandon Lokey, Assistant Director for Campus Programs
Brandon Lokey oversees Arts and Cultural Events including the Annual Drag Show, Make
It Workshops, Holidays at the UC, main stage performances, and other events/trips.
Brandon is also an advisor for Miracle at WCU.
Diane Swenson, Assistant Director for Communications
Diane Swenson maintains the department's social media accounts and other marketing
channels such as digital signage in the UC, digital assests, advertisements, print
materials, promotional materials. Diane supervises the DCA Marketing Team and advises
the Miracle at WCU external operations.
KATIE SOREL, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
Katie Sorel assists the Student Involvement unit with budgeting, contracts, and purchase
orders. Katie also assists Clubs and Organizations with their budget accounts.
Office of Operations
When our Cats need a space to meet, our Operations team is there to help.
Michael Rymell, Associate director for operations
Saw an awesome set-up at the UC? Michael is the person to assist with operations.
Michael supervises Linda, Wes, and James on the daily operations of the UC and the
Blue Ridge Conference Center.
Linda Snyder, Guest Services Coordinator
Do you need a meeting space or place to host an event? Linda is there to help! Linda
is in charge of reservations at the UC, Blue Ridge Conference Center, picnic area,
and Electron Garden. Have a great banner? Linda can reserve a spot on the front of
the UC for you. Need a permit? Linda is your person.
James Houtzer, Assistant Director for Operations
Having equipment at your event? James can assist with that. James oversees the Tech
Crew and technical set-ups for reservations in the department.
Wes Taylor, Assistant Director for Resource Management
Wes oversees the building managers and housekeeping in operations. Borrowing a laptop?
Wes manages that WCU asset and other assets in the department.
eddie pettway, housekeeping supervisor
Eddie supervises the housekeepers at the UC and other DCA run operations.
Brandon lee, housekeeper
Brian Bradley, Housekeeper
roman rogers, housekeeper
sherita fizer, HOUSEKEEPER
tim watson, HOUSEKEEPER
brenda henkel, HOUSEKEEPER