WCU LEADER: UNC SYSTEM President Tom Ross (right) with Susan and David Belcher

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  • WCU LEADER: UNC SYSTEM President Tom Ross (right) with Susan and David Belcher

The UALR community remains interested in news on Provost David Belcher, widely assumed to be leaving for a new higher education job not yet anounced.

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How about chancellor of Western Carolina, which is to announce a new chancellor shortly? (This is based on nothing but Belcher’s absence and the coincidence of this announcement. Many schools are searching for leaders this spring.) Western Carolina is in Cullohwee, about an hour west of Asheville, and enrolls about 9,500.

UPDATE: Good guess by moi. The Western Carolina student newspaper has just tweeted that Belcher is the new chancellor at the school. And here’s the official release. He takes the job July 1.

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After the announcement, UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson notified staff, saying in part:

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