The Advisory Board supports the Center for Service Learning in enhancing and promoting service learning at Western Carolina University. Specifically, the Board reviews service-learning initiatives, recommends pertinent policies and procedures, and promotes reciprocal relationships among campus and community stakeholders.
Chaired by Peg Connolly, Associate Professor and Program Director of Recreational Therapy, the 17-member Board is composed of faculty,staff/ administrators, students, and community partners. The 2010-2011 Board consists of four faculty members, five administrators, four students, and four community partners.
The Center for Service Learning is an academic and administrative support unit of the Office for Undergraduate Studies and a major contributor to the implementation of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The award-winning Center also functions as the coordinating unit for campus–community partnerships, which provide a foundation for civic engagement initiatives throughout the western North Carolina region and beyond.
Advisory Board 2010-2011
Associate Professor & Program Director, Recreational Therapy, WCU - Chair of the Board
William (Bill) Richmond
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, WCU - Vice Chair
Interim Associate Director of Programs - Hinds University Center, WCU
Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education, WCU
Graduate Student, WCU
Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Tourism, WCU
E. Branden Cable
Undergraduate; Service Learning Senator, WCU
Assistant Professor, Political Science and Public Affairs, WCU
Interim Director, Center for Service Learning, WCU - Secretary of the Board
Manager, Senior & Volunteer Services, Mountain Projects, Inc.
Extension Agent, Jackson County 4-H
Liaison Specialist/Work-Based Coordinator, U.S. Forest Service
Undergraduate, WCU; Member, North Carolina Campus Compact Student Advisory Board
Director, Special Programs and Teaching Fellows, WCU
Director, Student Community Ethics, WCU