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Elizabeth City State University

Stacey Franklin Jones Named Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University


Welcome to the website for the search for the new Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University. On this website, you will be able to find resources and updates regarding the search process, search committee and the search firm. Please check back regularly, as information will be posted throughout the process.

The Search Process

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, section 116-11(4), the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina is authorized to "elect, on nomination of the President, the chancellor of each of the constituent institutions and fix his compensation.  The President shall make his nomination from a list of not fewer than two names recommended by the institutional board of trustees."

The Board of Governors has delegated to each board of trustees of the constituent institutions responsibility to "establish a search committee composed of representatives of the board of trustees, the faculty, the student body and the alumni" whenever a vacancy in the chancellorship arises. (The UNC Policy Manual, Chapter 100.1, Appendix 1-Delegations of Duty and Authority to Boards of Trustees, section I.D.)  Elizabeth City State University's Board of Trustees established the Chancellor Search Committee in accordance with university policies, and President Tom Ross charged the committee at its first meeting on January 31, 2014 to assist the Board of Trustees in recommendation of three outstanding candidates without ranking.  The trustees carefully selected representatives of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and the larger community, as well as other individuals who provide important perspectives to the search process. The Hollins Group has been selected to assist the Search Committee.

The search committee will screen and interview candidates, and recommend a group of finalists to the Board of Trustees.  The Board of Trustees will recommend a pool of at least three finalists to President Ross, and President Ross, in turn, will make a recommendation for appointment of a new chancellor to the Board of Governors in accordance with the statute cited above.

Nominations and Expression of Interest Invited

All inquiries, nominations and application materials should be sent electronically to: education@thehollinsgroup.com. Please submit Microsoft Word documents and refer to "ECSU Chancellor Search" in the email subject line.