Chief of Police Steve Lillard was named national runner-up in the higher education division of Campus Safety magazine’s 2020 Director of the Year awards.
Jeff Ray, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, has been named to the board of directors for FIRST NC, a statewide nonprofit group that works to inspire the next generation of engineers, computer scientists and educators.
Western Carolina University has been designated as an Elite Leader Campus for its student voter participation efforts, one of only five institutions in the country to be so recognized this year.
Don Connelly, professor of communication at Western Carolina University, recently became a five-time winner of the Charles and Lucile King Family Foundation “Best of Festival” award, presented by the Broadcast Education Association.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Interim Provost Richard Starnes have announced faculty and staff recipients of Western Carolina University’s top awards for achievements in teaching, scholarship and service for 2019-2020.
Because of a technical glitch, the names of several nominees for top WCU faculty and staff honors scheduled to be announced as the semester draws to a close were accidentally omitted from a previously published list of contenders.
With a recent grant renewal, Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions has now received $1.8 million to date from a General Assembly program for training school administrators and leaders.
Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology is the recipient of a Bronze Award from the American Society of Engineering Education’s Diversity Recognition Program.
Jennifer Schiff, associate professor of political science and public affairs, has been named one of the top educators in the University of North Carolina System.