Joyce B. Shaw

Joyce B.  Shaw

University Program Associate , Academic Affairs
307  Marion D. Thorpe Administration Building
Campus Box 893
Phone: (252)335-3470
Fax: (252)335-3493



Commitment to my fellow employees has been evident throughout my years of service at ECSU, as well as through my associations with the NC Association of Educational Office Professionals (NCAEOP) of which I served two terms as president and the State Employees Association of NC (SEANC), of which I have served as secretary/treasurer from 1995 to the present. These organizations represent the interests of all state employees. I have been honored as the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) 2014-2015 VIP Woman of the Year and an associate member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

During my tenure at Elizabeth City State University, I have worked as an assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor under the leadership of former chancellor, Jimmy R. Jenkins, and as administrative assistant to former chancellor, Mickey L. Burnim. Dr. Burnim gave me the honor of leading the task force that established the ECSU Staff Senate in 1998. I served as its first parliamentarian, was elected as vice chairperson and chairperson of the Personnel Issues Committee. This committee reviews and makes recommendations to university administrators about policies and procedures that affect SPA employees. From August 2007 to December 2010, I served as the chairperson of the ECSU Staff Senate and one of three delegates to the UNC Staff Assembly, an organization that represents the interests of 32,000 employees in the university-system.

In addition to serving as office manager for five degree programs (Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work, History and Political Sciences) in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, I also serve as site manager for the Virtual Justice Project, a legal clinic that serves as a resource for low-income residents through the use of video technology. Through a partnership with North Carolina Central University, video-conferences are held throughout the year on topics such as Tenant Rights, Child Support, Veteran's Rights, Understanding the Law (Stand Your Ground), Understanding and Avoiding the Criminal Justice System, and Sexual Assault Awareness.

I am a cum laude graduate of ECSU with a BS degree in business administration with a concentration in management, and an MBA degree with a concentration in human resource management from Stayer University. I am also a certified trainer for the NC Performance Management System and certified mediator for the North Carolina Office of State Personnel. In 2009, I received a Certificate of Completion for N.C. Superior Court Mediation. I am a North Carolina Notary Public and a member of the NC Notary Association, and a member of the River City Chapter of Toastmasters International.


MBA, Strayer University
BS, Elizabeth City State University