Public forums held for WCU chancellor search

Members of the public will have several opportunities to share their opinions on the characteristics they would like to see in Western Carolina University’s next chancellor as the committee leading the search for a successor to Chancellor David O. Belcher has announced a series of open forums for February.

The 22-person search committee is seeking input from WCU’s various constituencies to assist as it drafts a leadership statement describing the attributes and responsibilities of WCU’s new chancellor. 

Each open forum is designed for a specific constituent group, but all sessions are open to anyone who wants to attend.

The public forum schedule for Monday, Feb. 5:

• Staff members – 1:30-3 p.m.; A.K. Hinds University Center theater.

• Faculty members – 3:30-5 p.m.; conference center of Blue Ridge Hall.

• Community members and alumni – 5-6:30 p.m.; Room 204 of the Health and Human Sciences Building.

The public forum schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 6:

• Students – 12:15-1:15 p.m.; A.K. Hinds University Center theater.

• Faculty members – 3:30-5 p.m.; A.K. Hinds University Center theater.

• Staff members – 5:30-7 p.m.; conference center of Blue Ridge Hall.

A second forum for community members and alumni will be held in Cherokee from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Locust Room at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort.

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