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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

Hannah D. Gage, Chair



Peter D. Hans, Vice Chair  


Dudley E. Flood, Secretary         


Class of 2009

John M. Blackburn
Peaches Gunter Blank
Laura W. Buffaloe
Bill Daughridge, Jr.
Walter C. Davenport
James M. Deal, Jr.
Phillip R. Dixon
Dudley E. Flood
Paul Fulton
Hannah D. Gage
H. Frank Grainger
Charles H. Mercer, Jr.
Fred G. Mills
Burley B. Mitchell, Jr.
Irvin (Al) Roseman
David W. Young

Class of 2011

Brent D. Barringer
W. Louis Bissette, Jr.
Fred N Eshelman
John C. Fennebresque
Ann B. Goodnight
Peter D. Hans
Thomas J. Harrelson
G. Leroy Lail
Mary Ann Maxwell
W. Edwin McMahan
Hari H. Nath
David M. Powers
Richard F. “Dick” Taylor
Railford Trask, III
Phillip D. Walker

Members Emeriti

James E. Holshouser Jr.
J. Bradley Wilson

Ex Officio

Atul C. Bhula

Officers of the University of North Carolina

Thomas W. Ross  


Jeffrey R. Davies   Chief of Staff
Suzanne Orfega  

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Leslie Boney   Vice President for International, Community, & Economic Engagement
Bart Corgnati  

Secretary of the University

William Fleming   Vice President of Human Resources
Christopher Brown   Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
Laura Fjeld  

Vice President and General Counsel

John Leydon  

Vice President for Information Resources and CIO

Alisa Chapman  

Vice President for Academic Planning and University School Programs

Charlie Perusse  

Vice President for Finance

Kimrey Rhinehardt  

Vice President for Federal Relations


Vice President for Government Relations

Joni B. Worthington  

Vice President for Communications

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  
Teresa Williams, Vice Chair  
Ed Broadwell, Jr., Secretary  
Grace Battle  
Carolyn Coward  
T.J Eaves, (SGA President)  
Bill Forsyth  
Patricia Kaemmerling  
George Little  
Stephen Metcalf  
Alecia Page  
Tommye Saunooke  
Wardell Townsend, Jr.  
Brenda C. Wellmon  


Administrative Officers

Office of the Chancellor

David O. Belcher, D.M.A.  


Dianne G. Lynch, M.S.  

Chief of Staff

Mary Ann Lochner, J.D.  

Legal Counsel

Shae Browing J.D.  

Associate Legal Counsel

Melissa Canady Wargo, Ph.D  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness

Robert Edwards, B.S.B.A.  

Vice Chancellor for Administration and  Finance

Lisa Gaetano, B.S.  

Acting Internal Auditor


Office of Intercollegiate Athletics

Joseph “Chip” Smith, M.A.


Director of Athletics

Jennifer M. Brown, Ph.D.


AssociateAthletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator

K. Todd Lawing, MBA   Associate Athletic Director/Internal Operations
Stacey Miller, M.S.   Compliance Coordintor

Lindsey Lessing, B.S.


Director of Marketing/Promotions
Stefanie Conley, B.S.B.A.   Ticket Manager
Rick Fulton, B.S.


Business Officer
Daniel Keith Hooker, B.S.


Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Denise Gideon, MS


Director for Media Relations
Jamaal Mayo, B.S.


Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
Michael A. Taylor, B.A.


Athletics Equipment Manager
Mark Christopher Conlin, A.A.S.


Turf/Agricultural Program Manager
Steven G. Honbarger, M.Ed.


Director of Sports Medicine
David Pryor, M.S.


Assistant Athletic Trainer
Melanie Dalpias, B.A.


Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brian Angelotti, M.S.


Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brandon Scott King, M.S.


Head Athletic Trainer
Andrew Browder, M.S.


Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jeff Pittman, M.Ed.


Head Strenght and Conditioning Coordinator
Jadwin Bignon, M.S.


Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Robert “Bobby” Moranda, B.A.   Head Baseball Coach
Alan Charles Beck, M.A. Ed   Assistant Baseball Coach
Karen Middleton, B.A.   Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Treka McMillin, M.A.   Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Jonelle Streed, M.A.   Assistant Woments Basketball Coach
Hillary Beck, M.S.   Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Larry Hunter, M.S.   Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Brigham Waginger, B.S.   Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Eric Wilson, B.S.   Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Anquell McCollum, B.S.   Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Kimberly Lane Cherry Beck, M.Ed.


Cheerleading Coach
Dennis Eugene Wagner. M.S.


Head Football Coach
Matthew J. Pawlowski, M.S.


Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Assistant Head Football Coach
Jay Hood, M.Ed


Linebackers Assistant Football Coach
Arketa Banks, B.S.


Wide Receivers Assistant Football Coach
Andrew Dean Follett, M.S.Ed.


Offensive Administrator/Quarterback Assistant Football Coach
Jeremiah Ross


Offensive Line/Assistant Football Coach
Mark Rhae, B.S.


Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Line Assistant Football Coach
Daniel Gibson, M.S.


Director of Football Operations
Michael Ty Davis, M.S.Ed.


Video Coordinator
Mallory Hetzel, B.A.


Women’s Golf Coach
Carter Cheves, B.A.


Head Men’s Golf Coach
Chad Miller, B.S.


Head Soccer Coach
Todd Herman, B.A.


Assistant Soccer Coach
James Clift, M.S.


Head Softball Coach
Chris Wollett


Head Women’s Tennis Coach
Danny Williamson, M.A.Ed.


Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/Track Coach
Karen Glover, B.A.


Head Volleyball Coach
John Brannon, M.A.


Assistant Volleyball Coach



Office of Public Relations

William J. Studenc Jr., M.P.A.  

Senior Director of News Services

Rubae Schoen  

Director, Creative Services; Brand Manager


Office of Development

James Miller, M.B.A.  

Associate Vice Chancellor

Herb Bailey, M.Div  

Director of Gift Planning

Greg Bauguess, M.P.A.  

Director of Development

Gorham Bradley, B.S.   Director, Athletic Development and Catamount Club
Natalie Clark, B.A.  

Director of Annual Giving

Meg White, B.S.   Director of Developement

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

Lynn Ammons, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Advancement Research

Martin A. Ramsey, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Alumni Affairs


Office of the Provost

Angela L Brenton, Ph.D.  

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Mark Lord, Ph.D.  

Interim Associate Provost

Carol Burton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Melissa Canady Wargo, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness


Academic Officers

Marie T. Huff, Ph.D.  

Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Linda Comer, Ph.D.  

Interim Associate Dean, College Health and Human Sciences

Richard D. Starnes, Ph.D.  

 Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

David J. Butcher, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Darrell F. Parker, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Business

Debra Burke, Ed.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Kenneth Flynt, M.Econ.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Regis Gilman, Ed.D.  

Interim Dean, Educational Outreach

Dale Carpenter, Ed.D.  

Interim Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions

Kim Ruebel, 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

Mimi Fenton, Ph.D.  

Interim Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration

Dana Sally, Ph.D.  

Dean, Library Services

James Zhang, Ph.D.   Interim Dean, Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology

Academic Development

Mark Lord, Ph.D.  

Interim Associate Provost

Carol Burton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Laura Cruz, Ph.D.  

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

Jennifer Cooper, M.A.  

Director, Service Learning


Office of Enrollment Management

Margaret Sill Ashe, CAS  

Director, Career Services and Cooperative Education

Philip Cauley, M.S.  

Director, Student Recruitment and Transitions

Chris Parrish, M.A.Ed.  

Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Trina Orr, M.B.A.  

Director, Financial Aid

Larry Hammer, M.S.  

University Registrar

Suzanne Baker, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Student Support Services

Tammy G. Haskett, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Orientation Programs

David Goss, M.F.A.  

Director, Academic Advising Center

Lance Travis Alexis, Ed.D.  

Director, Disabiilty Services

Mike Razdrh, M.A.   Associate Director, OneStop Student Service Center


Office of Planning and Effectiveness
Melissa Canady Wargo, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness

Kay Turpin, M.S.  

Business & Technology Applications Programmer

David Onder, M.S.   Assessment Coordinator

Alison Jospeh, B.S.


Business & Technology Applications Analyst

Elizabeth Snyder, B.S.  

Social Science Research Specialist

Billy Hutchings, B.S.   Social Science Research Assistant

Program Administration

Chesney Reich  

Director, Writing and Learning Commons

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


Division of Administration and Finance

Robert Edwards, B.S.B.A.  

Vice Chancellor

Bobby Justice, M.B.A.  

Acting 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

Jeff Bewsey, M.B.A.  

Director, Auxiliary Services

Ernie Hudson  

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

David Steinbicker, B.S. J.D.  

Acting University Controller


Office of Regional Affairs

Thomas E. McClure, J.D.  



Mountain Heritage Center

Scott Philyaw, Ph.D.  


Pam Meister, M.F.A.   Curator
Peter G. Koch, M.A.  

Museum Educator

vacant.   Curatorial Specialist
vacant   Project Coordinator for digitalheritage.org
Sona Norton, B.S.   Office Manager
Trina Royar, B.S.   Mountain Heritage Day Festival Coordinator

Student Affairs Office

Sam Miller, Ph.D.  

Vice Chancellor

Kellie Monteith, M.E.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Jane M. Adams-Dunford, M.B.S.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Keith L. Corzine, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Residential Living

Jeff Hughes, M.P.A.   Director, University Center
Phil Cauley, M.S.   Director, Student Recruitment and Transitions
Mark Anderson, B.A.  

Staff Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

Pamela Buchanan, M.B.A.  

Director, University Health Center

John R. Ritchie, Ph.D.  

Director, Counseling Center

James Felton, M.S.   Director, Intercultural Affairs
Angie Frederick, M.S.  

Director, Campus Recreation Center

Tammy Haskett, B.S.B.A.   Director, New Student Orientation
Todd Murdock, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Talent Search

Walter Turner, M.Ed.  

Director, Student Judicial Affairs


Director, Kneedler Child Development Center

Shawna Young, M.A.   Director Outreach and Assessment