The search for the next president of the University of North Carolina System will include a pair of “listening sessions” on the campus of its westernmost institution that are designed to provide members of the public with opportunities to share ideas on the qualities they would like to see in the UNC System’s next top leader. Western Carolina University will host two public forums Monday, Oct. 21, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center in Cullowhee. The first session is set for 1:30 until 3 p.m., with the second to follow from 4:30 until 6 p.m. The UNC System is searching for a successor to former President Margaret Spellings, who resigned from the position on March 1. William Roper, former UNC Health Care chief executive officer who has been serving as interim president, has announced that he will not be seeking the permanent position, but will continue as interim leader until June 30, 2020.