As of June 1, Dr. Karrie Dixon is Elizabeth City State University’s Interim Chancellor, the institution’s Chief Executive Officer. She sat down and answered a few questions, highlighting her vision for ECSU.

What do you hope to accomplish in your initial days as interim chancellor?

I want to create opportunities to listen to students, faculty and staff. I also want to hear from our alumni and the community. Over the summer, I will host a series of listening tours on campus and in the surrounding area. It’s important for me to invest my time with the diverse constituents of ECSU. These sessions will allow for great dialogue and exchange of ideas. This is a time to start anew and to reinvest in our students and this community.

I will also use this time to outline the ECSU New Directions plan and share the ongoing vision of the university. I, along with the leadership team, have already begun the process of setting a course to increase enrollment, ensure student success, reinvest in academic programs and faculty, build stronger partnerships, and make an economic impact on this region.

So, as you can see, there’s a lot of work to do, and I want to make sure that we all have a role in the ECSU success narrative.

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