Thomas Conway Named Elizabeth City State Permanent Chancellor

Courtesy: University of North Carolina System
Courtesy: University of North Carolina System

Thomas E. H. Conway, Jr., who has served as interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since January 1, 2016, has been elected to the position on a permanent basis by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The appointment is effective immediately.

With the endorsement of the ECSU Board of Trustees, UNC Interim President Junius Gonzales placed Conway’s name in nomination today (January 26) during a special meeting of the Board of Governors held in Chapel Hill.  Conway, who had previously served as vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University, succeeds Stacey Franklin Jones, who stepped down from the post on December 31.

In recommending Conway to the Board of Governors, Gonzales said:  “Thomas Conway is a proud product of the University of North Carolina system, and he has devoted his life’s work to it.  Over the past four decades, he has distinguished himself as senior administrator on two other UNC campuses, and he brings to ECSU a deep understanding of the mission, purpose, and promise of UNC’s historically minority institutions.  I am convinced that he is the right individual to lead ECSU for the long haul, and that belief has been enthusiastically affirmed by the ECSU Board of Trustees.  Dr. Conway’s knowledge of the region, extensive administrative experience, and sound judgment will be critical assets as we work together to ensure ECSU’s long-term success.  We are most fortunate to retain a proven leader of such talent, integrity, and commitment.”

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