The Provost's Advisory Board for Academic Community Engagement supports the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning in enhancing and promoting service learning at Western Carolina University. Specifically, the Board reviews service-learning initiatives, recommends pertinent policies and procedures, and promotes reciprocal relationships among campus and community stakeholders.
Chaired by Beth Wall-Bassett, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 12-member Board is composed of faculty, staff/administrators, students, and community partners. The 2020-21 Board consists of two faculty members, four administrators, two students, and four community partners.
The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning is an academic and administrative support unit of the Office for Undergraduate Studies and a major contributor to the implementation of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The award-winning Center also functions as the coordinating unit for campus–community partnerships, which provide a foundation for civic engagement initiatives throughout the western North Carolina region and beyond.
Beth Wall-Bassett- Vice Chair of the Board
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, WCU
Brian Garland- Secretary of the Board
Operations Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, WCU
Director, Coulter Faculty Commons, WCU
Graduate Student, WCU
Executive Director, Haywood Pathways Center
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, WCU
Program Coordinator, University Participant Program, WCU
Executive Director, HIGHTS
Executive Director, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, WCU
Executive Director of Community and Economic Engagement and Regional Partnerships, WCU
Senior Project Manager, Southwestern Commission
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Macon/Jackson County