The appointment of Anne Rogers as the first-ever associate dean for the Honors College was approved by the WCU Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting June 7.
Rogers, head of anthropology and sociology and a WCU faculty member since 1980, was director of the WCU honors program from 1990 to 1992, when it evolved into the Honors College.
The Honors College has increased from fewer than 100 students to an estimated enrollment of more than 600 for this fall semester.
“I am very enthusiastic about this program, and I am happy for this unique opportunity to contribute to WCU’s students,” Rogers said.
The board also approved numerous other administrative appointments at their quarterly meeting on June 7.
Duane D. Dunlap, associate professor of industrial technology at Purdue University, was appointed professor and head of the department of industrial and engineering technology.
C. James Goodwin Jr., associate professor of psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, was named head of the department of psychology.
Vincent P. Hall, assistant professor of nursing at Western, was appointed acting head of the department of nursing.
Matthew H. Liddle, assistant professor of art at WCU, was appointed associate professor and acting head of the department of art.
The trustees appointed Michael J. McKelvey, director of development-major gifts for the Charles J. Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, to the new position of director of major gifts.
Nyaga Mwaniki, associate professor of anthropology at WCU, was appointed acting head of the department of anthropology and sociology, filling the vacancy caused by Anne Rogers’ move to the Honors College.
Karen Y. Lunnen, assistant professor of physical therapy at WCU, was appointed acting head of the department of physical therapy.
Christine D. Stevens, associate professor of health sciences at WCU, was appointed head of the department of health sciences.