Tag:Western Carolina University

  • BOG chairman cites need for understanding among board members

    The chairman of the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors says board members are still dealing with communication challenges and “high emotions,” but he didn’t offer details. The board is “tackling some issues that have plagued the system for a long time,” Harry…

  • Tuition cuts from NC Promise delivering results

    Major tuition cuts are paying off at three North Carolina universities. Data released Aug. 31 show jumps in enrollment at a handful of schools in the University of North Carolina System. The change comes after the legislature’s 2016 passage of NC Promise…

  • UNC Board of Governors leader: Everything is fine

    The relationship between the University of North Carolina’s president and Board of Governors is strong, not strained, the board’s leading member said after the withdrawal of UNC President Margaret Spellings’ nominee for the open chancellorship at Western Carolina University. The statement follows a July 12 board…

  • WCU chancellor search reveals rift between Spellings, BOG

    The search for a new chancellor at Western Carolina University is exposing a growing and contentious divide between the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors and UNC President Margaret Spellings. On July 12, the full board was slated to vote on a nominee for…

  • Are You Paying for This?

    Activists met this weekend at Western Carolina University to develop a “women’s agenda” for the 2003 legislative session that includes demands for more tax money. What’s worse, the meeting was sponsored by an arm of the university.