Joyce B. Shaw
Joyce B. Shaw

Joyce B.  Shaw

University Program Associate , Academic Affairs
130  Gilchrist Education and Psychology Complex
Campus Box 856
Phone: (252) 335-3470
Fax: (252) 335-3469



Commitment to my fellow employees has been evident throughout my years of service at ECSU as well as through my association with the State Employees Association of NC (SEANC), of which I serve as the district’s secretary/treasurer. This organization represents the interests of all active and retired state employees. I am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and I am an honored recipient of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) 2014-2015 VIP Woman of the Year award.

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 SHRA and EHRA non-faculty employees. From August 2007 to December 2010, I served as the chairperson of the ECSU Staff Senate and a delegate to the UNC Staff Assembly, an organization that represents the interests of 32,000 employees in the university-system.

I have also had the privilege of serving as office manager in four academic departments. In these roles, I have gained experience about our various degree programs offerings, including curricula development, policies and procedures relevant to the department and the faculty, portfolio development, scheduling and room assignments. I also served as site manager for the Virtual Justice Project, a legal clinic that served as a resource for low-income residents through the use of video technology. Through a partnership with North Carolina Central University, videoconferences were 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 Strayer 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, a member of the NC Notary Association, and immediate past president and current vice president for education of the River City Chapter of Toastmasters International.


MBA, Strayer University
BS, Elizabeth City State University