Dr. Vann Newkirk is ECSU's next Provost-Vice Chancellor
Kesha Williams May 13, 2015
After completing a nationwide competitive search facilitated by a committee consisting
of ECSU faculty and representation from a sister UNC institution, Chancellor Stacey
Franklin Jones announces Dr. Vann Newkirk as ECSU's next Provost/Vice Chancellor for
Dr. Newkirk is an experienced educator with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is revered
for his ability to think strategically and to build strong academic teams. He is committed
to process improvement, strengthening the academic curriculum and improving student
Dr. Newkirk holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Barber-Scotia College, a Master's
degree in History from Winthrop University, a Master's degree in Library Science from
North Carolina Central University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in History from Howard
University. His detailed biography may be found here. Dr. Newkirk will begin his work
at Elizabeth City State University on July 6, 2015.Please join me in welcoming Dr.
Newkirk to ECSU.