Wendy Cagle, Center Director for the SBTDC at Western Carolina University, has accepted a new role as Assistant Professor in the School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sports Management and Hospitality at Western Carolina University starting August 16. Wendy will be teaching introductory entrepreneurship courses and working on special projects.
Wendy began working at WCU in July 1987 and spent eight years in the comptroller’s office before joining the SBTDC. She was initially hired part-time to establish an office presence in Asheville in April 1995. After working as a general business counselor for nine years, Wendy was promoted to Center Director in May 2004.
Among Wendy’s many accomplishments during her 21 years with the SBTDC are the ARC project that kick-started the SBTDC’s targeted strategic services and Tier 1 initiatives, and successful implementation of the Biz Boost Program that increased SBTDC’s presence with mid-sized businesses throughout the Western Region.
State SBTDC Director Scott Daugherty praised Wendy’s contributions to the SBTDC, saying “Wendy has been one of our finest employees and managers throughout her long career with the SBTDC. She will be missed but long remembered.”
Reflecting on her time with the SBTDC, Wendy said: “It has been an incredible journey that has been very rewarding and has prepared me to move into the next chapter of my life where I will be developing a new generation of business men and women. I do wish everyone and the SBTDC program all the best for the future.”