As the westernmost institution in the UNC system, Western Carolina University provides
educational opportunities to residents of the state’s western region and attracts
students from around the globe to explore the area’s vast resources.
At Western Carolina University, we view our admissions process as our opportunity
to build the community that defines our institution. We look for people eager to explore
and ready to redefine success.
Programs and courses at Western Carolina are designed to provide hands-on, applied
experience. Students engage with communities across the region as they practice their
profession in real-world environments.
Western Carolina’s unique mountain location helps fuel a vibrant campus community
with more than 170 student clubs and organizations as well as a busy performing arts
calendar and the campus’s own adventure guide service.
Western Carolina is home to 16 Southern Conference athletic teams with more than 375
student athlete competitors. WCU strives to inspire student-athletes to compete like
champions on the field and in the classroom.
Western Carolina was founded to serve the region it calls home, and that has not changed.
WCU continues to focus on regional development initiatives, engaged service and community
programs. It also partners with alumni and donors to ensure access to higher education
for deserving students in the region and beyond.
Campus Recreation and Wellness seeks to foster a campus-wide culture of recreation
and wellness through a comprehensive array of programs and services that educate,
empower, and engage individuals to pursue and sustain healthy, balanced lifestyles.
We shape the collegiate experience by building a university culture that invests
resources and appreciates the importance of quality recreation programs, services,
Community - We understand building a sense of community can lead to student retention and satisfaction.
CRW commits to building community through collaboration with campus partners, team
building within staff, creating a welcoming environment, and providing socialization
opportunities through programming efforts.
Excellence - We recognize high quality programs and services, as well as positive customer service,
can beneficially impact individual experiences. CRW is committed to providing the
best quality possible, and upholds the attitude of being an "opportunistic" problem
solver while maintaining policies and procedures pertaining to safety, security, and
the well-being of each individual.
Experiential Learning - We believe in our responsibility of developing the whole person, including such characteristics
of integrity, leadership, respect, and responsibility. CRW strives to create opportunities,
which allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and values that they can carry
with them throughout their lifespan.
Inclusiveness - We strive to be as inclusive as possible by taking a universal approach that is student-oriented
and focuses on providing a diverse array of programs and services. CRW is cognizant
of the importance of diversity and aware of our role as a leader in co-curricular
Stewardship - We understand we have an obligation to our community to protect valued resources.
CRW practices stewardship through the responsible planning, management, and use of
economic, environmental, and intellectual resources.
Meet our staff.
University of Kentucky 1995 M.S.Ed. Counseling Psychology
University of Kentucky 1999 Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Areas of Responsibility: Assessment Reporting and Budgeting, Memberships, Overall Department Administration