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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 thirty-two 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

J. Bradley Wilson, Chairman



J. Craig Souza, Vice Chairman  


Patsy B. Perry, Secretary  


Class of 2005

Bradley T. Adcock
G. Irvin Aldridge
James G. Babb
Anne W. Cates
John F.A.V. Cecil
Bert Collins
Ray S. Farris
Dudley E. Flood
Hannah D. Gage
Willie J. Gilchrist
H. Frank Grainger
Charles H. Mercer Jr.
Jim W. Phillips Jr.
J. Craig Souza
Robert F. Warwick
J. Bradley Wilson

Class of 2007

Brent D. Barringer
J. Addison Bell
R. Steve Bowden
F. Edward Broadwell, Jr.
William L. Bruns, Jr.
John W. Davis III
Peter D. Hans
Peter Keber
Adelaide Daniels Key
G. Leroy Lail
Charles S. Norwood, Jr.
Cary C. Owen
Patsy B. Perry
Gladys Ashe Robinson
Estelle “Bunny” Sanders
Priscilla P. Taylor

Emeritus Members
James E. Holshouser Jr.
C. Clifford Cameron
Benjamin S. Ruffin

Ex Officio Member
Amanda M. Devore

Officers of the University of North Carolina

Molly Corbett Broad  


Gretchen M. Bataille  

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Alan R. Mabe  

Vice President for Academic Planning

Russ Lea  

Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

Jeffrey R. Davies  

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Robyn R. Render  

Vice President for Information Resources and CIO

Leslie J. Winner  

Vice President and General Counsel

Wayne McDevitt  

Senior Vice President for University Affairs

Richard Thompson  

Vice President for University School Programs

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.

Board of Trustees

Phillip D. Walker, Chairman                         


Jeanette Hyde, Vice Chairman  


Genevieve W. Burda, Secretary  

Mars Hill



Class of 2005  


Genevieve W. Burda  

Mars Hill

Rick Carlisle  


Joan MacNeill  


William Ted Phillips Jr.  

Knoxville, TN

J. Clark Plexico  


Phillip D. Walker  




Class of 2007  


Robert F. Burgin  


Jeanette Hyde  


Gerald Kiser  

Monroe, MI

Steve Warren  


Charles R. Worley  


Rosemary Foley Wyche  




Ex Officio  


Heather Christine List  




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.  

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Richard L. Kucharski, J.D.  

Legal Counsel

Mary Ann Lochner, J.D.  

Associate Legal Counsel

Thomas L. Franke, Ph.D.  

Chief Information Officer

Troy Barksdale, Ed.D.  

University Planner

Robert Edwards, B.S.B.A.  

Internal Auditor

A.J. Grube, Ph.D.  

Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity Programs


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

Matthew Kenneth Rhule, B.S.  

Assistant Head Football Coach

John Todd Varn, M.A.  

Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Football Coach

William Geoffrey Collins, B.S.  

Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Football Coach

Myron Justin Jackson, M.S.  

Assistant Football Coach


Assistant Football Coach

Clayton White, B.S.  

Assistant Football Coach

David H. Napert, M.A.Ed.  

Assistant Football Coach

Brent Key, B.S.  

Assistant Football Coach

Todd Anthony Raleigh, M.A.Ed.  

Head Baseball 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

Michael Warren Craft, M.S.  

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Brian Joseph Peabody, B.S.  

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Anquell McCollum, B.S.  

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Steve J. Shurina, M.S.  

Head Men’s Basketball Coach


Senior Woman Administrator

Megan Neal Smith, M.S.  

Head Softball Coach

Michael Anthony Harris, B.A.  

Assistant Director, Academic Support and Services

Stephen P. Lott  

Women’s Golf Coach

Gorham Bradley, B.S.  

Men’s Golf Coach

Tammy DeCesare, M.Ed.  

Head, Women’s Soccer Coach

Christopher Lenzo, M.A.  

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

Angell Kirkpatrick Benson, M.A.Ed.  

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

David E. Nicholson  

Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach

Jan Stubbs, B.S.  

Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Tobias J. Jacobi, B.S.  

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Robert Myles Christian, B.S.  

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Grady Jonathan Hardeman, M.Ed.  

Head Athletics Trainer

Jennifer A. Mroz, M.S.  

Assistant Athletics Trainer

Michael A. Taylor  

Athletics Equipment Manager

Jennifer M. Brown, Ph.D.  

Director, Academic Support & Services

Michael Harris, B.A.  

Assistant Director of Academic and Support Services

Aime C. Mitchell, B.A.  

Ticket Manager/Assistant Director of Marketing

Cheryl K. Plemmons, B.S.B.A.  

Executive Assistant

Daniel Keith Hooker, B.S.  

Assistant Director for Media Relations

Steven W. Herren, M.S.  

Assistant Director of Athletics for External Relations

Michael Cawood, B.S.  

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations


Office of Public Relations

Leila Tvedt, M.A.  

Associate Vice Chancellor

William J. Studenc Jr., B.A.  

Director, News Services

James W. Rowell, B.A.  

Senior Director, Promotions & Marketing


Director, Web Services

Rubae Sander  

Publications Director


Office of Development

James H. Miller, M.B.A.  

Associate Vice Chancellor

A. James Manring, M.B.A.  

Director, Planned Giving

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


Research Associate


Academic Officers

Noelle Kehrberg, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Ann P. Johnson, Ed.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Applied Sciences

Robert A. Vartabedian, Ph.D.  

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, Distance and Continuing Education

Malcolm Loughlin, M.A.Ed.  

Associate Dean, Distance and Continuing Education

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

Dane Scott, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, Honors College

Lois Mwaniki, Ph.D.  

Director, International Programs and Services

Abdul Turay, Ph.D.  

Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Gordon E. Mercer, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Bil M. Stahl, M.S.L.S.  

University Librarian


Academic Development

Fred Hinson, Ph.D.  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Alan Altany, 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

Philip M. Cauley, M.S.  

Director, Admissions

Nancy B. Dillard, M.P.M.  

Director, Financial Aid

Robert M. Gabrielsen, 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 University Planning

Troy Barksdale, Ed.D.  

University Planner

Renee Corbin, M.B.A.  

Coordinator, Assessment Program

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

William A. Clauss, Ph.D.  

Director, Office for Rural Education

Elizabeth A. Allan, 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

Arthur E. McAbee, 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

Linda Beja  

University Controller


Office of Regional Affairs

Thomas E. McClure, J.D.  



Center for Regional Development

Paul Evans, Ph.D.  


Jay A. Denton, B.S.  

Director, Economic Development Administration

Thomas Fouts,  

Director, Smoky Mountain Development Corporation

Nell Leatherwood, B.A.  

Director, Western North Carolina Tomorrow


Mountain Heritage Center

Suzanne Hill McDowell, M.A.  

Interim 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

William L. Clarke Jr., M.A.Ed.  

Director, Ramsey Regional Activity Center

Sherry W. Brendle, A.A..  

Interim Director, Kneedler Child Development Center

Julie Walters-Steele, M.A.  

Director, University Center

Glenn A. Bowen, Ph.D.  

Director, Service Learning

Deborah C. Beck, RRT., M.P.A.  

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

Judith E. Clauss, Ph.D.  

Associate Director

Renee H. Coward, Ed.S.  

Center Fellow

Mary Kay Cooley, B.S.  

Center Fellow

Carmaletta Gates, M.A.  

Center Fellow

Ted S. Henson, Ed.D.  

Center Fellow

Ernest Johnson, Ph.D.  

Center Fellow

Greg Johnson, Ed.D.  

Center Fellow

Jonathan D. Wade, Ph.D.  

Center Fellow

Donna Glee Williams, Ph.D.  

Center Fellow

Henry D. Wong, Ph.D.  

Center Fellow


Director of Development

Christin M. McCarley, M.A.  

Coordinator, Public Information