Karen Price has been named as the new director of institutional assessment at WCU. Price will begin her role Thursday, June 29.
The WCU Board of Trustees appointed Jeff Lawson as dean of the Graduate School and Research as part of its regular meeting June 9. Lawson will start in his new position July 1.
Brandon Schwab has been appointed as the vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Illinois Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.
Kofi Lomotey recently received the 2023 Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education Research Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association Division G.
For Jim Costa, biology professor since 1996 and director of Western Carolina University’s Highlands Biological Station for the past 17 years, the study of evolution has always been one of his main interests and areas of research.
Yue Hillon, professor of management in the College of Business, has been appointed to the university’s position of Wesley R. Elingburg Distinguished Professor of Business Innovation, effective July 1.
Briana Ford, director of Military Student Services was nominated and selected as one of 15 military-related educators from the region to attend an exclusive Army Educator Tour program.
WCU’s campus community paused to celebrate during the afternoon of Thursday, April 27, for the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony.
Yanjun Yan, associate professor the College of Engineering and Technology, has been named the recipient of the 2023 University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.