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History of The University of North Carolina


In North Carolina, all the public educational institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees are part of The University of North Carolina. Western Carolina University is one of the sixteen constituent institutions of the multi-campus state university.

The University of North Carolina, chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1789, was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. The first class was admitted in Chapel Hill in 1795. For the next 136 years, the only campus of The University of North Carolina was at Chapel Hill.

In 1877, the North Carolina General Assembly began sponsoring additional institutions of higher education, diverse in origin and purpose. Five were historically black institutions, and another was founded to educate Native Americans. Several were created to prepare teachers for the public schools. Others had a technological emphasis. One is a training school for performing artists.

In 1931, the North Carolina General Assembly redefined The University of North Carolina to include three state-supported institutions: the campus at Chapel Hill (now the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University at Raleigh), and Woman’s College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The new multi-campus university operated with one board of trustees and one president. By 1969, three additional campuses had joined the university through legislative action: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

In 1971, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation bringing into the University of North Carolina the state’s ten remaining public senior institutions, each of which had until then been legally separate: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Central University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Pembroke State University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University. This action created the current sixteen-campus university. In 1985, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a residential high school for gifted students, was declared an affiliated school of the university; and in 1996, Pembroke State University was renamed The University of North Carolina at Pembroke through legislative action.

The UNC Board of Governors is the policy-making body legally charged with the general determination, control, supervision, management, and governance of all affairs of the constituent institutions. It elects the president, who administers the university. The thirtytwo voting members of the Board of Governors are elected by the North Carolina General Assembly for four-year terms. Former board chairmen and board members who are former governors of North Carolina may continue to serve for limited periods as non-voting members emeriti. The president of the UNC Association of Student Governments, or that student’s designee, is also a non-voting member.

Each of the sixteen constituent institutions is headed by a chancellor, who is chosen by the Board of Governors on the president’s nomination and is responsible to the president. Each institution has a board of trustees, consisting of eight members elected by the Board of Governors, four appointed by the governor, and the president of the student body, who serves ex officio. The North Carolina School of the Arts has two additional ex officio members. Each board of trustees holds extensive powers over academic and other operations of its institution on delegation from the Board of Governors.

Board of Governors

Jim W. Phillips, Jr., Chairman

J. Craig Souza, Vice Chair  
Estelle W. Sanders, Secretary  

Class of 2009

Bradley T. Adcock
Peaches Gunter Blank
Laura W. Buffaloe
Phillip R. Dixon
Ray S. Farris
Dudley E. Flood
Hannah D. Gage
H. Frank Grainger
Charles H. Mercer, Jr.
Fred G. Mills
Jim W. Phillips, Jr.
Irvin (Al) Roseman
William G. Smith
J. Craig Souza
J. Bradley Wilson
David W. Young

Class of 2011

Brent D. Barringer
R. Steve Bowden
Frank A. Daniels, Jr.
John W. Davis III
Ann B. Goodnight
Clarice Cato Goodyear
Peter D. Hans
Charles A. Hayes
Adelaide Daniels Key
G. Leroy Lail
Ronald C. Leatherwood
Cheryl Ransom Locklear
Marshall B. Pitts, Jr.
Gladys Ashe Robinson
Estelle W. Sanders
Priscilla P. Taylor

Members Emeriti

James E. Holshouser Jr.

Ex Officio

Cody Grasty

Officers of the University of North Carolina

Erskine B. Bowles  
Harold Martin  
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Alan R. Mabe  
Vice President for Academic Planning and University School Programs
Steven Leath  
Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Joni B. Worthington  
Vice President for Communications
Jeffrey R. Davies  
Chief of Staff
Robyn R. Render  
Vice President for Information Resources and CIO
Leslie J. Winner  
Vice President and General Counsel
Robert O. Nelson  
Vice President for Finance
Kimrey Rhinehardt  
Vice President for Federal Relations
Lee Andrew (Andy) Willis  
Vice President for Government Relations
Bart Corgnati  
Secretary of the University

Western Carolina University


Western Carolina University was founded in August 1889 as a semi-public school. Chartered as Cullowhee High School in 1891, it served the Cullowhee community and boarding students from neighboring counties and other states.

For Professor Robert Lee Madison, the institution’s founder, the aim of the school was teacher training. In 1893, with the first state appropriation of $1,500, a normal department was established. In 1905, the institution became Cullowhee Normal and Industrial School, a title it held for twenty years.

Beginning about 1912, the status of the school was gradually raised to that of a two-year normal school or junior college. With state support increasing and work at the secondary level discontinued, the name of the school was changed in 1925 to Cullowhee State Normal School.

In 1929, under a new charter authorizing the school to extend its work to the four-year level, the name Western Carolina Teachers College was adopted. Modifications in function and rapid growth climaxed in 1951 with the addition of the postgraduate year to the curriculum, and the granting of the Master of Arts in Education degree was authorized. Demands in the liberal arts, and for programs in other areas of learning, led to an expansion of its offerings and to a further change, in 1953, to the name Western Carolina College.

In 1967, the institution was designated a regional university by the North Carolina General Assembly and the name of the institution was changed to Western Carolina University.

In 1971, the state legislature reorganized higher education in North Carolina, and on July 1, 1972, Western Carolina University became a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina.

In 1996, Western Carolina University was approved by the University of North Carolina-General Administration and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer the Doctoral degree in education.

Board of Trustees

Joan G. MacNeill, Chair  
SteveWarren, Vice Chair  
Charles Worley, Secretary  
Class of 2009  
Genevieve W. Burda  
Mars Hill
Rick Carlisle  
George W. Little  
Southern Pines
Joan G. MacNeill  
Stephen M. Metcalf  
William Ted Phillips Jr.  
Knoxville, Tennessee
Class of 2011    
Robert F. Burgin  
Gerald L. Kiser  
Columbia, South Carolina
Steve Warren  
Teresa Williams  
Charles Worley  
Rosemary Foley Wyche  
Ex Officio  
Mr. Aaron Bloemsma  
Former Trustee (2002-2003)  
Mr. Joe Crocker, Former Chair  

Administrative Officers

Office of the Chancellor

John W. Bardo, Ph.D.  
Dianne G. Lynch, M.S.  
Chief of Staff
Richard L. Kucharski, J.D.  
Legal Counsel
Mary Ann Lochner, J.D.  
Associate Legal Counsel
Raymond Barclay, Ph.D.  
Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Planning
Robert Edwards, B.S.B.A.  
Internal Auditor
Lisa Gaetano, B.S.  
Associate Internal Auditor

Office of Intercollegiate Athletics

Joseph “Chip” Smith, M.A.  
Director of Athletics
Frederick Q. Cantler, B.S.  
Senior Associate Athletics Director/Compliance Coordinator
Jennifer M. Brown, Ph.D.  
Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator
Ann Brett Gillespie-Strickland, M.Ed.  
Assistant Athletic Director for Corporate Sponsorships
James William Cramer, B.A.  
Director of Promotions
Laura M. Huff, B.S.B.A.  
Director of Marketing
Tracy Linville, B.S.  
Ticket Manager/Assistant Director of Marketing
Cheryl K. Plemmons, B.S.B.A.  
Business Manager
Daniel Keith Hooker, B.S.  
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Denise Gideon, M.S.  
Assistant Director for Media Relations
Michael A. Taylor  
Athletics Equipment Manager
Kenny Pauley, A.S.  
Grounds Technician
Jonathan David Harper, B.S.  
Administrative Coordinator for Video Editing
Steven G. Honbarger, M.Ed.  
Head Athletics Trainer
Lynette Kathryn Mount, M.S.  
Assistant Athletics Trainer
Brian M. Cramer, M.S.  
Assistant Athletics Trainer
Emily M. Martin, M.S.  
Assistant Athletics Trainer
Robert Myles Christian, B.S.  
Interim Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Brian C. Burton, B.A.  
Interim Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Robert “Bobby” Moranda  
Head Baseball Coach
Nicholas John Mingione, B.S.  
Assistant Baseball Coach
David Patrick Haverstick, M.A.  
Assistant Baseball Coach
Kellie Jolly Harper, B.S.  
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
L ‘Tona Michelle Lamonte, M.S.  
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Stephanie A. McCormick, B.A.  
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Larry E. Hunter, M.S.  
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Dustin S. Ford, B.S.  
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Charles R. Woollum, Jr., B.S.  
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Anquell McCollum, B.S.  
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Kimberly Lane Cherry, M.Ed.  
Cheerleading Coach
Dennis Eugene Wagner, M.S.  
Head Football Coach
Matthew J. Pawlowski, M.S.  
Defensive Coordinator/Linebacker Assistant Head Football Coach
Keith J. Heckendorf, B.S.  
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Assistant Football Coach
Steven Andre Clinkscale, B.S.  
Defensive Backs Assistant Football Coach
Andrew Dean Follett, M.S.Ed.  
Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Assistant Football Coach
Bradley J. Sherrod, B.A.  
Running Backs Assistant Football Coach
John W. Scott, Jr., M.A.Ed.  
Defensive Line Assistant Football Coach
Stephen P. Lott  
Director of Golf Operations/Head Women’s Golf Coach
Gorham Bradley, B.S.  
Head Men’s Golf Coach
Tammy L. DeCesare, M.Ed.  
Head Soccer Coach
Chad D. Miller, B.S.  
Assistant Soccer Coach
Christine E. Hornak, B.A.  
Head Softball Coach
Jessica Lindsey Williams, B.S.  
Assistant Softball Coach
Jan Stubbs, B.S.  
Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Danny Williamson, M.A.Ed.  
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track Coach
Brandy R. Venable, M.S.  
Assistant Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track Coach
Stephanie C. Dragan, B.A.  
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
Allison Rae Magner, B.A.  
Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

Office of Public Relations

Leila Tvedt, M.A.  
Associate Vice Chancellor
William J. Studenc Jr., B.A.  
Director, News Services
Senior Director, Promotions & Marketing
Rubae Sander  
Publications Director

Office of Development

James Miller, M.B.A.  
Associate Vice Chancellor
A. James Manring, M.B.A.  
Senior Director of Development
Director, Major Gifts
William A. Richter, M.S.  
Director, Athletic Development and Catamount Club
Brett Woods, M.L.A.  
Director, Annual and Special Gifts

Office of Advancement and External Affairs

Clifton B. Metcalf, B.A.  
Vice Chancellor
Zeta Smith, B.F.A.  
Assistant to the VC and Coordinator, Special Events
Lila Buchanan, B.S.  
Administrative Officer
Debbie Higdon, B.S.B.A.  
Director, Advancement Research
Martin A. Ramsey, B.S.B.A.  
Director, Alumni Affairs

Office of the Provost

Kyle R. Carter, Ph.D.  
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Fred D. Hinson, Ph.D.  
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management
Beth Tyson Lofquist, Ph.D.  
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
AJ Grube, Ph.D.  
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Carol Burton, Ph.D.  
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies
Melissa Wargo, M.A.  
Director of Assessment

Academic Officers

Linda Stanford, Ph.D.  
Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Marie Huff, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College Health and Human Sciences
Jay Scifers, D.Sc.PT  
Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences
Wendy Ford, Ph.D.  
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
David J. Butcher, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Niall Michelsen, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Ron Johnson, Ph.D.  
Dean, College of Business
Debasish Banerjee, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Business
Steve Henson, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Business
Phillip Little, D.B.A.  
Associate Dean, College of Business
Patricia Brown, Ph.D.  
Dean, Educational Outreach
Regis Gilman, Ed.D.  
Associate Dean, Educational Outreach
A. Michael Dougherty, Ph.D.  
Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions
C. Dale Carpenter, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions
Robert Kehrberg, D.A.  
Dean, College of Fine and Performing Arts
John West, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, College of Fine and Performing Arts
Brian E. Railsback, Ph.D.  
Dean, Honors College
Steve Carlisle, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, Honors College
Lois Mwaniki, Ph.D.  
Director, International Programs and Services
Scott Higgins, Ph.D.  
Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration
Brian Gastle, Ph.D.  
Associate Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration
Bil M. Stahl, M.S.L.S.   Associate Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Dana Sally, Ph.D.  
Dean, Library Services

Academic Development

Beth Tyson Lofquist  
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Carol Burton, Ph.D.  
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies
Anna McFadden, Ph.D.  
Director, Myron L. Coulter Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Glenn Bowen, Ph.D.  
Director, Service Learning

Office of Enrollment Management

Fred D. Hinson, Ph.D.  
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Margaret Sill Ashe, CAS  
Director, Career Services and Cooperative Education
Alan Kines, M.E.  
Director, Admissions
Nancy B. Dillard, M.P.M.  
Director, Financial Aid
Larry Hammer, M.S.  
University Registrar and Coordinator, Information Systems
Carol M. Mellen, M.A.Ed.  
Director, Student Support Services
Tammy G. Haskett, B.S.B.A.  
Director, Orientation Programs
Director, Academic Advising Center
Lance Travis Alexis, Ed.D.  
Director, Disabiilty Services
Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Raymond Barclay, Ph.D.  
Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Research and Planning
Keith Stiles, M.B.A., M.A.  
Planning and IR Analyst
Kay Turpin, M.S.  
Applications Programmer
Alan Socha, B.A.  
Business Intelligence Analyst
Allison Jospeh, A.A.  
Social Research Associate

Program Administration

Barbara H. Bell, Ph.D.  
Director, Reading Center
Beverly Jacobs, Ph.D.  
Director, Speech and Hearing Center
Barbara Hardie, M.S.A.  
Director, Writing Center
Kim Elliott Carpenter, Ed.S.  
Director, Office for Rural Education
M. Elaine Franklin, Ph.D.  
Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education
Burton B. Fox, Ed.D.  
Director, Caribbean and Latin American Programs
Patricia L. Miller, M.A.Ed.  
Director, WCU Programs in Asheville
Roseanna S. Belt, Ed.M.  
Director, Cherokee Center
Mary D. McDuffie, Ed.D.  
Director, N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Division of Administration and Finance

George W. Wooten, M.A.  
Vice Chancellor
Jeanine S. Newman, B.A.  
Associate Vice Chancellor
Joseph H. Walker III, B.S.  
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
Pamela D. DeGraffenreid, B.S.B.A.  
Manager, Book Store
Rick Nicholson, B.A.  
Director, Auxiliary Services
Tom Johnson, M.S.  
Director, University Police
Arthur Stephens, M.B.A.  
Director, Purchasing
Kathy S. Wong, B.A.  
Director, Human Resources
Mike Doppke, B.S. (ARAMARK)  
Director, Dining Services
William D. Clarke, Jr., M.A.Ed.  
Director, Ramsey Regional Activity Center
Bobby Justice, M.B.A.  
University Controller

Office of Regional Affairs

Thomas E. McClure, J.D.  

Institute for Economy and Future

Daniel Ostergaard, M.P.A., M.A.  
Jeffrey M. Zelenka, B.S.  
Director of Finance Administration and Sponsored Programs
Ken Place, M.B.A.  
Director, Business Development
Joe Harley, M.S.  
Technology and GIS Analyst
Jose Kuhn, B.A.  
Technology Development and Manager

Mountain Heritage Center

Scott Philyaw, Ph.D.  
Director, Curator
Peter G. Koch, M.A.  
Museum Educator

Student Affairs Office

Sam Miller, Ph.D.  
Vice Chancellor
Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Dean for Student Development
Jane M. Adams-Dunford, M.B.S.  
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Keith L. Corzine, B.S.B.A.  
Director, Residential Living
Bart H. Andrus, M.S.  
Associate Director, Leadership Programs
Susan Huss, B.S.  
Director, Kneedler Child Development Center
Jeff Hughes, M.P.A.  
Director, University Center
Glenn A. Bowen, Ph.D.  
Director, Service Learning
Director, University Health Center
John R. Ritchie, Ph.D.  
Director, Counseling Center
Sara J. Stoltenburg, M.S.  
Director, Women’s Programs and Women’s Center
Debra F. Schwartz, M.A.  
Director, Intramural Sports
Kellie Monteith, M.Ed.  
Director, Fitness Center
Todd Murdock, M.A.Ed.  
Director, Talent Search
Tanisha L. Jenkins, M.Ed.  
Director of Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Center
Walter Turner, M.Ed.  
Director, Student Judicial Affairs
Director, Enrollment Support

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Mary D. McDuffie, Ed.D.  
Executive Director
Kay S. Shapiro, Ed.S.  
Associate Director
Center Fellow
Charles Hawkins, M.S.  
Interim Associate Director
Renee H. Coward, Ed.S.  
Director for Programming
Mary Kay Cooley, B.S.  
Center Fellow
Jane E. Dalton, MFA  
Center Fellow
Carmaletta Gates, M.A.  
Center Fellow
Cynthia B. Gary, Ph.D.  
Center Fellow
Ernest Johnson, Ph.D.  
Center Fellow
Jonathan D. Wade, Ph.D.  
Center Fellow
Donna Glee Williams, Ph.D.  
Center Fellow
Henry D. Wong, Ph.D.  
Center Fellow
David Lilly, MBA  
Director of Development
Christin M. McCarley, M.A.  
Coordinator, Public Information