Aug 09, 2022  
ARCHIVED 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Register


Click on a link to be taken to the entry below.

 

 


History of The University of North Carolina

^ TOP

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

Peter D. Hans, Chair

         

Raleigh

H. Frank Grainger, Vice Chair  

Cary

Ann B. Goodnight, Secretary         

Cary

Roger Aiken   Asheville
W. Louis Bissette, Jr.   Asheville
Fred N. Eshelman   Wilmington
John C. Fennebresque   Charlotte
Hannah D. Gage   Wilmington
Thomas J. Harrelson   Southport
Henry W. Hinton   Greenville
James L. Holmes, Jr.   Raleigh
Rodney E. Hood   Washington
W. Marty Kotis III   Greensboro
G. Leroy Lail   Hickory
Scott Lampe   Davidson
Steven B. Long   Raleigh
Joan G. MacNeill   Webster
Mary Ann Maxwell   Goldsboro
W. Edwin McMahan   Charlotte
W. G. Champion Mitchell   New Bern
Hari H. Nath   Cary
Robert J. Nunnery   Chapel Hill
R. Doyle Parrish   Raleigh
Joan Templeton Perry   Kinston
Therence P. Pickette   Greensboro
David M. Powers   Winston-Salem
Robert S. Rippy   Wilmington
Harry Leo Smith, Jr.   Washington
J. Craig Souza   Raleigh
Georga A. Sywassink   Hilton Head
Richard F. Taylor   Lumberton
Raiford Trask III   Wilmington
Phillip D. Walker   Hickory
Laura I. Wiley   High Point

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  

President

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

Vacant  

Vice President for Government Relations

Joni B. Worthington  

Vice President for Communications

Western Carolina University

^ TOP

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

 

Grace Battle  
Ed Broadwell, Jr.  
Philip Byers  
Carolyn Coward  
Phil Drake  
Joyce Dugan  
Ryan Hermance  
Patricia Kaemmerling  
George Little  
John Lupoli  
Kenny Messer  
Wardell Townsend, Jr.  
Teresa Williams  

 

Administrative Officers
 

Office of the Chancellor

David O. Belcher, D.M.A.  

Chancellor

Melissa Canady Wargo, Ph.D.  

Chief of Staff

Mary Ann Lochner, J.D.  

Legal Counsel

Shae Browning 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.  

 Internal Auditor

 
 

Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

Randy Eaton

 

Director of Athletics

Larry Arbaugh

 

Associate Athletic Director/ for Administration

K. Todd Lawing, MBA   Associate Athletic Director/Internal Operations
Gorham Bradley   Associate Athletic Director / Director of the Catamount Club
Jamaal Mayo   Assistant Athletic Director / Catamount Club
Stacey Miller, M.S.   Compliance Coordintor

Daniel Keith Hooker, B.S.

 

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Rick Fulton, B.S.

 

 Athletic Business Officer
A. J. Grube, Ph.D.

 

Athletic Administrative Assistant
Kim Jamison

 

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
 

 

 
     

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

Beth Tyson Lofquist, Ph.D.  

 Interim, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Vacant  

Associate Provost

Carol Burton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Lowell Davis, Ph.D.   Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success
Melissa Canady Wargo, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness

 

Academic Officers

Doug Keskula  

 Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Vacant  

Interim Associate Dean, College Health and Human Sciences

Richard D. Starnes, Ph.D.  

 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

Dale Carpenter, Ed.D.  

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

Mimi Fenton, Ph.D.  

Interim Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration

Dana Sally, Ph.D.  

Dean, Library Services

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

Academic Development

Vacant  

 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

 

Academic Program Administration

Margaret Sill Ashe, CAS  

Director, Career Services and Cooperative Education

Philip Cauley, M.S.  

Director, Student Recruitment and Transitions

Trina Orr, M.B.A.  

Director, Financial Aid

Larry Hammer, M.S.  

University Registrar

Chesney Reich  

Director, Writing and Learning Commons

Nory Prochaska   Director, Mathematics Tutoring Center
Tammy G. Haskett,  

Director, Orientation Programs

David Goss, M.F.A.  

Director, Academic Advising Center

Tonya Basse  

Interim Director, Disabiilty Services

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

 

Office of Planning and Effectiveness
Kay Turpin, M.S.  

Interim AVC for Planning and Effectiveness, and 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

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.  

Director

 

Mountain Heritage Center

Scott Philyaw, Ph.D.  

Director

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

Vacant  

Director, Kneedler Child Development Center

Shawna Young, M.A.   Director Outreach and Assessment
 

 

 

^ TOP