Other speakers at the event were WCU Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar, while Student Government Association President David Rhode served as master of ceremonies.
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WCU's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is sponsoring the programs at locations around Asheville.
Pinchot III is the grandson of Gifford Pinchot Sr., the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service who once managed forests of the Biltmore Estate.
“Outdoor Recreation as an Economic and Community Engagement Catalyst in Western North Carolina” is the university's name for a regional collaborative designed to boost the already thriving outdoor industry.
In addition to performing at WCU's six home football games, the band will make its second appearance in five years at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The board also will hold committee meetings and discussions beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
The theme for the Sept. 26-27 event at WCU is “Giduwagi ― Appalachian Historical Ecology.'
The university is one of 14 institutions of higher education in North Carolina to be included in the publication.