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History of The University of North Carolina

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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., Chair

                                      

Greensboro

J. Craig Souza, Vice Chair  

Raleigh

Patsy B. Perry, Secretary  

Durham

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 Member

Derek T. Pantiel

Officers of the University of North Carolina

Erskine B. Bowles  

President

Harold L. 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

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

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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 20 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  

Asheville

Joan MacNeill, Vice Chair  

Webster

Genevieve W. Burda, Secretary  

Mars Hill

   

 

Class of 2009  

 

Genevieve W. Burda  

Mars Hill

Rick Carlisle  

Raleigh

Teena Little  

Southern Pines

Joan MacNeill  

Webster

Stephen Metcalf  

Asheville

William Ted Phillips Jr.  

Knoxville

     
Class of 2011  

 

Board of Trustees members are not known at this time.    
     
Ex Officio  

 

Cody Grasty  

Cullowhee

   

 

Former Trustee (2002-2003)  

 

Mr. Joe Crocker, Former Chair  

Winston-Salem

Academic and Administrative Officers

Only officers thought to be of special interest to graduate students are listed. See Undergraduate Catalog for complete listing.

John W. Bardo  

Chancellor

Dianne G. Lynch  

Chief of Staff

Kyle R. Carter  

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Fred D. Hinson  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Beth Tyson Lofquist  

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

AJ Grube  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Carol Burton  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Clifton Metcalf  

Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Affairs

H. Samuel Miller, Jr.  

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Jane M. Adams-Dunford  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

George W. Wooten  

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Vacant  

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean for Student Development

Bil Stahl  

Associate Provost for Information Services and University Librarian

Scott Higgins  

Dean, Graduate School and Research

Gibbs Knotts  

Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research

Michelle Hargis  

Associate Dean, Graduate School and Research

Elizabeth Frazier  

Student Services Manager, Graduate School and Research

Phil Cauley  

Director, Enrollment Management, Graduate School and Research and Educational Outreach

Patricia L. Miller  

Director, WCU Programs in Asheville

Wendy S. Zabava Ford  

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

David Butcher  

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Ronald A. Johnson  

Dean, College of Business

Debasish Banerjee  

Associate Dean, College of Business

A. Michael Dougherty  

Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions

C. Dale Carpenter  

Associate Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions

Robert Kehrberg  

Dean, College of Fine and Performing Arts

John West  

Associate Dean, College of Fine and Performing Arts

Linda Seestedt-Stanford  

Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Ann Johnson  

Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Noelle Kehrberg  

Interim Dean, Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology

Kenneth Burbank  

Department Head, Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology

Patricia Brown  

Dean, Educational Outreach

Regis Gilman  

Associate Dean, Educational Outreach

Raymond Barclay  

Director of University Planning

Alan Kines  

Director of Admissions

Larry Hammer  

Registrar

Nancy B. Dillard  

Director, Financial Aid

Leila Tvedt  

Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Relations

Michael Jorge  

Director, University Health Center

Tom Johnson  

Director, University Police Department

Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki  

Director, International Programs and Services

The Graduate School

Scott Higgins
Dean
higgins@email.wcu.edu

Michelle Hargis
Associate Dean
mhargis@email.wcu.edu

Matthew Barrett
Technology Support Technician
mbarrett@email.wcu.edu

Kristie Coggins
Student Services Assistant
kcoggins@email.wcu.edu

Misty Hartzog
Student Services Assistant
mhartzog@email.wcu.edu

Reginald Rogers
Coordinator Grants and Contracts Development
rlrogers@email.wcu.edu

 

Gibbs Knotts
Associate Dean
gknotts@email.wcu.edu

Wanda Ashe
Grant Manager
ashe@email.wcu.edu

Phil Cauley
Director, Enrollment Management, Graduate School and Research and Educational Outreach
cauley@email.wcu.edu

Elizabeth Frazier
Student Services Manager
efrazier@email.wcu.edu

John Hawes
Project Specialist
jhawes@email.wcu.edu

Karen Nicholson
Executive Assistant
knicholson@email.wcu.edu

 

Graduate Council
Scott Higgins, Dean and Chairman
Gibbs Knotts, Associate Dean
Elizabeth Frazier, Student Services Manager
  Research Council
Scott Higgins, Dean
Gibbs Knotts, Associate Dean
Michelle Hargis, Associate Dean
     

Members

Debra Burke
Christopher Cooper
Andrew Denson
Mimi Fenton
Steve Henson
Scott Higgins
Kathy Ivey
Gibbs Knotts
Beverly Little
Judy Mallory
Justin Menickelli
Scott Minor
Kevin Pennington
Wes Knepper *
Bil Stahl
Sandra Tonnsen
James Zhang

 

Members

Shawn Acheson
Peter Bates
Christopher Cooper
Karena Cooper-Duffy
Jane Eastman
Michelle Hargis
Steve Henson
Scott Higgins
Mark Holiday
Paul Jacques
Mary Karlet
Meagan Karvonen
Gibbs Knotts
Bill Kwochka
Roger Lirely
Dixie McGinty
Gayle Moller
Sean O’Connell
Phil Sanger
Krista Schmidt

*Graduate student member

Administration

The Graduate School consists of a graduate faculty represented by the dean, who is the administrative officer, and the Graduate Council. The dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor and is responsible for Graduate School and Research.

The Graduate Council formulates and recommends policies and standards for the Graduate School, reviews and recommends all teaching personnel for graduate courses, and appraises and recommends new graduate degree programs and changes in existing programs.

 

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