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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 American Indians. 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  


Patsy B. Perry, 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 A. Roseman
William G. Smith
J. Craig Souza
J. Bradley Wilson
David W. Young

Class of 2011

Board of Governor’s members are not known at this time.

Members Emeriti

James E. Holshouser Jr.

Ex Officio

Derek T. Pantiel

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


Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

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

SteveWarren, Chair                                


Joan MacNeill, Vice Chair  


Genevieve W. Burda, Secretary  

Mars Hill



Class of 2009  


Genevieve W. Burda  

Mars Hill

Rick Carlisle  


Teena Little  

Southern Pines

Joan MacNeill  


Stephen Metcalf  


William Ted Phillips Jr.  


Class of 2011    
Board of Trustees members are not known at this time.    


Ex Officio  


Cody Grasty  




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, M.Div.  

Director, 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

Lewis Kent Briggs, M.A.Ed..  

Head Football Coach

Andrew A. O’Daniel, M.Ed.  

Assistant Football Coach

Brian Rucker, B.S.  

Assistant Football Coach

Donald W. Powers, M.A.Ed.  

Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Football Coach

Douglas Kenn Malone, M.S.  

Offensive Coordinator Assistant Footfall Coach

Myron Justin Jackson, M.S.  

Assistant Football Coach

Joseph Lamont Seward, B.S.  

Assistant Football Coach

David H. Napert, M.A.Ed.  

Assistant Football Coach

John W. Scott, Jr., M.A.Ed.  

Assistant Football Coach

Todd Anthony Raleigh, M.A.Ed.  

Head Baseball Coach

Bradley LeCroy, B.A.  

Assistant Basball Coach

Eric M. Filipek, B.S.  

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

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

Larry E. Hunter, M.S.  

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Jennifer M. Brown, Ph.D.  

Senior Woman Administrator

Bradley James LeCroy, B.S.  

Assistant Baseball Coach

Christine E. Hornak, B.A.  

Head Softball Coach

Martha S. McCall, B.A.  

Assistant Softball Coach

Jaysen Spencer, M.A.  

Assistant Director, Academic Support and Services

Stephen P. Lott  

Women’s Golf Coach

Gorham Bradley, B.S.  

Men’s Golf Coach

Tammy L. DeCesare, M.Ed.  

Head Soccer Coach

Chad D. Miller, B.S.  

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Danny Williamson, M.A.Ed.  

Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross Country Coach

Brandy R. Venable, M.S.  

Assistant Men’s and Women’s Track and Cross Country Coach

Stephanie C. Dragan, B.A.  

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Allison Magnar, B.S.  

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Jan Stubbs, B.S.  

Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Brian C. Burton, B.A.  

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Robert Myles Christian, B.S.  

Interim Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Steven G. Honbarger, M.Ed.  

Head Athletics Trainer

Brian M. Cramer, M.S.  

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Edrian J. Hairston, M.S.  

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Lynette K. Mount, M.S.  

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Michael A. Taylor  

Athletics Equipment Manager

Tracy Linville, B.S.  

Ticket Manager/Assistant Director of Marketing

Cheryl K. Plemmons, B.S.B.A.  

Business Manager

Denise Gideon, M .S.  

Assistant Director for Media Relations



Daniel Keith Hooker , B.S.  

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Meredith LeCroy, M.A.  

Director of Marketing and Promotions

Ann Brett Gillespie- Strickland, M.Ed.  

Assistant Athletic Director for Corporate Sponsorships


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


Associate Vice Chancellor

A. James Manring, M.B.A.  

Senior Director of Development

Terri F. McDermot, M.Ed., M.A.  

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 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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

Melissa Wargo, M.A.  

Director of Assessment


Academic Officers

Ann P. Johnson, Ed.D.  

Interim Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Ronald D. Hunter, Ph.D.  

Interim Associate Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Robert Kehrberg, Ph.D.  

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

David J. Butcher, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

N. Leroy Kauffman, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Business

Debasish Banerjee, Ph.D.  

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

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

Gibbs Knotts, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration

Bil M. Stahl, M.S.L.S.  

Associate Provost for Information Services and University Librarian


Academic Development

Fred Hinson, Ph.D.  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Anna McFadden, Ph.D.  

Director, Myron L. Coulter Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


Office of Enrollment Management

Margaret Sill Ashe, CAS  

Director, Career Services and Cooperative Education

Fred D. Hinson, Ph.D.  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management

Alan Kines, M.E.  

Director, Admissions

Nancy B. Dillard, M.P.M.  

Director, Financial Aid

Larry Hammer, M.S.  

University Registrar

Larry Hammer, M.S.  

Coordinator, Information Systems

Carol M. Mellen, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Student Support Services

Tammy G. Haskett, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Orientation Programs

Allen Lomax, Ed.D.  

Director, Academic Advising Center



Office of Institutional Research and Planning
Raymond Barclay, M.Div.  


Keith Stiles, M.B.A., M.A.  

Planning and IR Analyst

Kay Turpin, M.S.  

Applications Programmer


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

Jane Minor, M.Ed.  

Director, Developmental Evaluation Center


Director, Mountain Aquaculture Research 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

Michelle Crowe, B.S. (ARAMARK)  

Director, Dining Services

Bobby Justice, M.B.A.  

University Controller


Office of Regional Affairs

Thomas E. McClure, J.D.  



Institute for Economy and Future

Alan Thornburg, J.D.  

Interim Director

Jay A. Denton, B.S.  

Director, Economic Development Administration

Jeffrey M. Zelenka, B.S.  

Director of Finance Administration and Sponsored Programs

Fujia Lu, Ph.D.  

Director of Polling and Research

Thomas Fouts,  

Director, Smoky Mountain Development Corporation

Nell Leatherwood, B.A.  

Director, Western North Carolina Tomorrow


Mountain Heritage Center

Scott Philyaw, Ph.D.  

Director, Curator

Peter G. Koch, M.A.  

Museum Educator


Student Affairs Office

Robert Caruso, Ph.D.  

Vice Chancellor

William K. Haggard, Ed.D.  

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

William L. Clarke Jr., M.A.Ed.  

Director, Ramsey Regional Activity Center

Sherry W. Brendle, A.A..  

Interim Director, Kneedler Child Development Center

Jeff Hughes, M.P.A.  

Acting Director, University Center

Glenn A. Bowen, Ph.D.  

Director, Service Learning

Michael Jorge, Ph.D.  

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

Karen D. Walter, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Fitness Center

Todd Murdock, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Talent Search

Ronald P. Huff, M.S.  

Director, Upward Bound/Math/Science

Tanisha L. Jenkins, M.Ed.  

Director of Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Center

Jacquelyn C. McHargue, M.Ed.  

Director, Student Judicial Affairs

Ronda M. Bryant, Ph.D.  

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

John F. Chappo, M.A.  

Center Fellow

Judith E. Clauss, Ph.D.  

Associate Director

Renee H. Coward, Ed.S.  

Assistant Director for Programming

Mary Kay Cooley, B.S.  

Center Fellow

Jane E. Dalton, MFA  

Center Fellow

Carmaletta Gates, M.A.  

Center Fellow

Cynthia B. Gray, 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