After a crash course on the topic of all things Western Carolina University, new University of North Carolina system President Margaret Spellings departed Cullowhee with a newfound appreciation for the color purple and a better understanding of WCU’s unique role in the UNC system.
Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher is among the leaders scheduled to participate in a panel discussion convened by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on the topic of the NC Connect bond Monday, March 14, on the campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Margaret Spellings, the new president of the University of North Carolina system, will visit the campus of Western Carolina University on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11.
A statewide bond package that would provide funding to replace an outdated science laboratory facility at Western Carolina University received support from student leaders on both sides of the political aisle Monday, Feb. 29.
Chancellor David Belcher will speak at the commencement exercises for Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m.
The title of his presentation is “Point of Departure.”
For more information about the event, see the A-B Tech web page https://www.abtech.edu/graduation.
Chancellor-elect David O. Belcher and his wife, Susan, discuss their experience and interests, from reading to music, as well as their excitement about becoming part of the WCU family.
His father was a pastor. His mother was a schoolteacher. And his wife was magician David Copperfield’s first onstage assistant. Those are just a few of the personal tidbits revealed Monday, April 11, by David O. Belcher, Western Carolina University’s chancellor-elect, in his inaugural public address to campus.
David O. Belcher will become chancellor of Western Carolina University in July, and his colleagues from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he is currently provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Missouri State University, where he worked for 15 years, say WCU is lucky to get him.