Western Carolina University
Executive Director
Track E: Cluster Focus
Catalyzing the Life Science Innovation Sector

Dr. Arthur Salido is the Executive Director for Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation, where he works to create partnerships that link university, nonprofit, government, and industry resources to address community and economic development needs primarily in the 16 westernmost counties served by WCU through its Cullowhee campus, Cherokee Center and Asheville area instructional site at Biltmore Park. The focus includes activities designed to boost WCU’s role as a resource for community engagement and on strategies to foster its efforts in regional economic development.