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October 31, 2019

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper released the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ron Mitchelson as interim chancellor at East Carolina University, effective immediately.  Dr. Mitchelson has been serving as the university’s acting chancellor since September 30 and has held several faculty and administrative positions at the university.  He came to ECU in 1999 and has served as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs with distinction since 2015.

As a longtime member of Pirate Nation, Ron will do a great job leading the university while the ECU Chancellor Search Committee begins the vital work of identifying the university’s next chancellor.”