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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  


Estelle W. Sanders, 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 (Al) Roseman
William G. Smith
J. Craig Souza
J. Bradley Wilson
David W. Young

Class of 2011

Brent D. Barringer
R. Steve Bowden
Frank A. Daniels, Jr.
John W. Davis III
Ann B. Goodnight
Clarice Cato Goodyear
Peter D. Hans
Charles A. Hayes
Adelaide Daniels Key
G. Leroy Lail
Ronald C. Leatherwood
Cheryl Ransom Locklear
Marshall B. Pitts, Jr.
Gladys Ashe Robinson
Estelle W. Sanders
Priscilla P. Taylor

Members Emeriti

James E. Holshouser Jr.

Ex Officio

Cody Grasty

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

Steven Leath  

Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

Joni B. Worthington  

Vice President for Communications

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

Joan G. MacNeill, Chair  


Steve Warren, Vice Chair  


Charles Worley, Secretary  




Class of 2009  


Genevieve W. Burda  

Mars Hill

Rick Carlisle  


George W. Little  

Southern Pines

Joan G. MacNeill  


Stephen M. Metcalf  


William Ted Phillips Jr.  

Knoxville, Tennessee

Class of 2011    
Robert F. Burgin  


Gerald L. Kiser  

Columbia, South Carolina

Steve Warren  


Teresa Williams  


Charles Worley  


Rosemary Foley Wyche  




Ex Officio  


Mr. Aaron Bloemsma  




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

Melissa Wargo, M.A.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness

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

Jennifer M. Brown, Ph.D.


Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator

Ann Brett Gillespie-Strickland, M.Ed.


Assistant Athletic Director for Corporate Sponsorships

Brian C. Frerking, M.A.


Director of Athletic Development



Director of Marketing/Promotions

Tracy Linville, B.S.


Ticket Manager/Assistant Director of Marketing

Cheryl K. Plemmons, B.S.B.A.


Business Officer

Daniel Keith Hooker, B.S.


Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Denise Gideon, M.S.


Assistant Director for Media Relations

Jamaal Mayo, B.S.


Director of AEP

Michael A. Taylor


Athletics Equipment Manager

Mark Christopher Conlin, A.A.S.


Turf/Agricultural Program Manager

Jonathan David Harper, B.S.


Administrative Coordinator for Video Editing

Steven G. Honbarger, M.Ed.


Head Athletics Trainer

Lynette Kathryn Mount, M.S.


Assistant Athletics Trainer

Thomas L. Tisdale, B.A.


Assistant Athletics Trainer

Emily M. Martin, M.S.


Assistant Athletics Trainer

Brandon Scott King, M.S.


Assistant Athletics Trainer

Jonathan G. Mitzel, M.S.


Assistant Athletics Trainer

Bradley M. Ohrt, M.Ed.


Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Bryan A. Tatum, M.S.


Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Robert “Bobby” Moranda


Head Baseball Coach

Alan Charles Beck, M.A.Ed.


Assistant Baseball Coach

David Patrick Haverstick, M.A.


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

Larry E. Hunter, M.S.


Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Wade O’Connor, B.S.


Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Andre Ramone Gray, 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/Linebacker Assistant Head Football Coach

Keith J. Heckendorf, B.S.


Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Assistant Football Coach



Running Backs Assistant Football Coach

Andrew Dean Follett, M.S.Ed.


Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Assistant Football Coach

Bradley J. Sherrod, B.A.


Linebacker/Academic Coordinator Assistant Football Coach

Justin Dale Roberts, B.S.


Defensive Line Assistant Football Coach

Stephen P. Lott


Director of Golf Operations/Head Women’s Golf Coach

Gorham Bradley, B.S.


Director of Catamount Club/Head Men’s Golf Coach

Tammy L. DeCesare, M.Ed.


Head Soccer Coach

Chad D. Miller, B.S.


Assistant Soccer Coach

Christine E. Hornak, B.A.


Head Softball Coach

Jessica Lindsey Williams, B.S.


Assistant Softball Coach

Jan Stubbs, B.S.


Head Women’s Tennis Coach

Danny Williamson, M.A.Ed.


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

Brandy R. Venable, M.S.


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



Head Women’s Volleyball Coach



Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach


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

James Miller, M.B.A.  

Associate Vice Chancellor

A. James Manring, M.B.A.  

Senior Director of Development


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 Senior Vice Chancellor

Fred D. Hinson, Ph.D.  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Beth Tyson Lofquist, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost

AJ Grube, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Carol Burton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Melissa Wargo, M.A.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness


Academic Officers

Linda Stanford, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Marie Huff, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College Health and Human Sciences

Jay Scifers, D.Sc.PT  

Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences

Wendy Ford, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

David J. Butcher, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Niall Michelsen, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Ron Johnson, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Business

Christopher G. Pratt, Ed.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Debasish Banerjee, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Steve Henson, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Kenneth Flynt, M.Econ.  

Associate Dean, College of Business

Patricia Brown, Ph.D.  

Dean, Educational Outreach

Regis Gilman, Ed.D.  

Associate Dean, Educational Outreach

Perry L. Schoon, Ph.D.  

Dean, College of Education and Allied Professions

Danny Grube, Ph.D.  

Interim 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

Scott Higgins, Ph.D.  

Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration

Brian Gastle, Ph.D.  

Associate Dean, Graduate School and Reseach Administration

Bil M. Stahl, M.S.L.S.  

Associate Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer

Dana Sally, Ph.D.  

Dean, Library Services

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

Associate Dean, Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology


Academic Development

Beth Tyson Lofquist  

Associate Provost

Carol Burton, Ph.D.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies

Anna McFadden, Ph.D.  

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

Glenn Bowen, Ph.D.  

Director, Service Learning


Office of Enrollment Management

Fred D. Hinson, Ph.D.  

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management

Margaret Sill Ashe, CAS  

Director, Career Services and Cooperative Education

Alan Kines, M.E.  

Director, Admissions

Michael L. Gantt  

Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Nancy B. Dillard, M.P.M.  

Director, Financial Aid

Larry Hammer, M.S.  

University Registrar and Coordinator, Information Systems

Carol M. Mellen, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Student Support Services

Tammy G. Haskett, B.S.B.A.  

Director, Orientation Programs

David Goss  

Director, Academic Advising Center

Lance Travis Alexis, Ed.D.  

Director, Disabiilty Services



Office of Planning and Effectiveness
Melissa Wargo, M.A.  

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning and Effectiveness


Planning and IR Analyst

Kay Turpin, M.S.  

Applications Programmer

Alan Socha, B.A.  

Business Intelligence Analyst

Allison Jospeh, A.A.  

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

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

Mike Doppke, B.S. (ARAMARK)  

Director, Dining Services

William D. Clarke, Jr., M.A.Ed.  

Director, Ramsey Regional Activity Center

Bobby Justice, M.B.A.  

University Controller


Office of Regional Affairs

Thomas E. McClure, J.D.  



Institute for Economy and Future

Daniel Ostergaard, M.P.A., M.A.  


Jeffrey M. Zelenka, B.S.  

Director of Finance Administration and Sponsored Programs

Ken Place, M.B.A.  

Director, Business Development

Joe Harley, M.S.  

Technology and GIS Analyst

Jose Kuhn, B.A.  

Technology Development and Manager


Mountain Heritage Center

Scott Philyaw, Ph.D.  

Director, Curator

Peter G. Koch, M.A.  

Museum Educator


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


Associate Director, Leadership Programs

Susan Huss, B.S.  

Director, Kneedler Child Development Center

Jeff Hughes, M.P.A.  

Director, University Center

Glenn A. Bowen, Ph.D.  

Director, Service Learning

Pamela Buchanan  

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

Kellie Monteith, M.Ed.  

Director, Fitness Center

Todd Murdock, M.A.Ed.  

Director, Talent Search

Tanisha L. Jenkins, M.Ed.  

Director of Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Center

Walter Turner, M.Ed.  

Director, Student Judicial Affairs


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


Center Fellow

Charles Hawkins, M.S.  

Interim Associate Director

Renee H. Coward, Ed.S.  

Director for Programming

Mary Kay Cooley, B.S.  

Center Fellow

Jane E. Dalton, MFA  

Center Fellow

Carmaletta Gates, M.A.  

Center Fellow

Cynthia B. Gary, 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