The Engagement Theme in Building on Excellence directs WCU to be a leader in community engagement, building mutually beneficial relationships with external stakeholders locally and globally. These collaborations will extend the University's impact within its home region and across the world, attract new resources to advance learning and community well-being, and focus campus talent on the pursuit of the public good. To that end, four goals were established to guide progress on engagement: strengthening academic, co-curricular and support programs through partnerships that promote learning, increase institutional visibility and reputation, expand local community involvement, and increase alumni outreach and partnerships.
Highlights for Year 2
The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs increased course selections, resulting in 800,000-plus hours of service in the community, earning WCU the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The University's main social media networks continue to be a top marketing and engagement tool - connecting with more than 300,000 people per week.
Alumni events and outreach continue to grow; 100 alumni events were held this past academic year.