William Peace University Names Xandra Lauch Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Anthropological Expert to Downtown Campus

Raleigh, NC, September 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Xandra Lauch as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Lauch, who was first hired by the University as an adjunct professor in 2013, will primarily teach introductory anthropology labs and courses. Additionally, she will serve as a resource for students interested in archaeology.

Prior to joining William Peace University, Lauch worked as a teaching and research assistant at North Carolina State University, as well as an archaeologist at ICF International and Archaeological Investigations Northwest. Lauch holds a B.A in Anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and a M.A. in Anthropology from NC State.

“I’m excited to step into this new role at Peace. When the option came to take on more responsibility at the University and become more involved in the community, I couldn’t say no,” Lauch said. “I love teaching and the students at Peace are a great group that makes my job even more fun. I look forward to being more involved in the University community and helping our students succeed both in school and at life.”

“We’re so thrilled to have Xandra step into this new role,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “She has been a great asset for our students and we know that her guidance and knowledge will continue to benefit the WPU community.”

“Professor Lauch is very knowledgeable about biological anthropology,” said Terecka Payne ’15, Liberal Studies Major and Anthropology Minor. “She expects hard work from her students and is very encouraging about it.”

Lauch is from Everett, WA and currently resides in Raleigh.

The University has been welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, visit: http://www.peace.edu/news/.

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About William Peace University:

William Peace University is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. In fact, the University is ranked No. 1 in the nation among colleges with the highest rate of internships, according to a 2013 study conducted by U.S. News & World Report. For more information on WPU, please visit www.peace.edu.
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