Strahan Receives Grant from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Professor Named to University Press Advisory Board

Dr. David McCord, alumnus, professor, and head of the department of psychology, has been named one of five members of the University of Minnesota Press Test Division Advisory Board. The Board reviews all publications produced by the Test Division and sets priorities for its operations.

Public School Leadership Student Dies

Dr. Sherri P. Merritt of Cary, NC died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13th. Dr. Merritt was actively enrolled in WCU’s Post Masters Certificate in Public School Leadership program. Dr. Merritt held degrees from Campbell University and NC State University including her doctorate. Dr. Merritt taught in the Wake County School System for many years and she also taught at UNC-Greensboro. She was currently serving as the Director of K-12 Literacy for the Wake County School System.

Student Affairs has contacted Dr. Merritt’s family to express the university’s condolences.

Bruce Henderson publishes in Chronicle of Higher Education

WCU trustees approve strategic plan « WCU News

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed a new strategic plan that is designed to guide the institution’s direction and development over the next decade while strengthening relationships with the communities and regions it serves. The plan calls for WCU to focus on curricular areas of creative arts, education, environment, health, innovation and technology, and recreation and tourism. See for more information. « WCU News.

Asheville-area programs moving to Biltmore Park « WCU News