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Open forum on search for new leader of Development, Alumni Affairs set for Nov. 10

An open forum on the search for new executive leadership in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, including the university’s plans for the restructuring of that leadership position, is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The forum, to include a question-and-answer session, is scheduled from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room A of Blue Ridge Hall.

Melissa Canady Wargo, chief of staff and chair of a committee that is conducting a national search for the university’s next chief development officer, will moderate the forum.

Jim Miller, associate vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at Western Carolina University, announced in October that he is stepping down as executive leader of the university’s fund- and friend-raising unit effective Dec. 31, in order to move closer to family members in the Raleigh area.

As part of plans for the restructuring of the chief development officer position, the university is reclassifying the associate vice chancellor position as vice chancellor for development and alumni engagement, a rank that will include membership on the university’s Executive Council.

During the transition, WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher has assigned temporary administrative oversight of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs to Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar.

By Bill Studenc

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