Human Resources Students Serve as Consultants to Businesses, Organizations

CEAP Conceptual FrameworkThis spring, students in the master’s degree program in human resources, led by Dr. Marie-Line Germain, served as pro bono consultants for businesses in the region. Students developed and delivered eight projects for various entities, including a nonprofit organization, a locally owned small business, and a town government. Source: The Reporter

CEAP Alumni Causby Appointed Associate Vice Chancellor

Cory CausbyCory Causby, a 16-year veteran of the human resources and payroll offices at WCU, has been appointed to the post of Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Causby is a graduate of the MS in Human Resources (2001) and the EdD in Educational Leadership (2010) programs. See the article in The Reporter for more information.

Human resources graduate students help nonprofit organizations and small businesses

CEAP Conceptual FrameworkStudents in the master’s degree program in human resources served as consultants on 12 projects for five nonprofit organizations and small businesses in North Carolina and Tennessee during the 2014 fall semester.  See the article in The Reporter for more information.

HR online graduate program earns ‘Best Buy’ designation

The Masters in Human Resources online program received a “Best Buy” designation from, a distance education information clearinghouse. For more information, see the WCU News article.

HR Program Named Among Best Online Programs

The Masters of Human Resources Program (MSHR) has been included in the Best Online Human Resources Programs list produced by  The list is based on student surveys, program reputation, and job placement.

CEAP Welcomes New Faculty

The college welcomes the following new faculty and staff:

  • Ethan Schilling – Assistant Professor of School Psychology
  • Tom Ford – Professor, Psychology
  • Holly Pinter – Assistant Professor, Elementary/Middle Grades Education
  • Kelly Kelley – Assistant Professor, Special Education
  • Tom Watterson – Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education
  • Rebekah Norris – UP Program Coordinator
  • Kofi Lomotey – John & Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor, Educational Leadership
  • Yogita Abichandani – Assisant Professor, Human Resources
  • Jessica Weiler – Assistant Professor, Master of School Administration
  • Amanda Chapman – Instructor, Office of Field Experiences
  • Judy Fleming – Academic Advisor, TRACS