The chancellor of East Carolina University has announced plans to resign after about three years in the job.
The University of North Carolina system issued a news release Monday saying that Chancellor Cecil P. Staton will step down effective May 3. He’s slated to remain in an advisory capacity until the end of June.
The university system didn’t make his reason for leaving clear. Staton said in a statement released by the university system that he’s enjoyed his time at ECU and that there are “no limits” to what the university can achieve.
Staton was hired at ECU in April of 2016 after years of serving as a faculty member and administrator of universities in Georgia.
East Carolina University has an enrollment of nearly 29,000, including about 23,000 undergraduates.
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