In the final part of the three-part Chancellor Series, I spoke with Thomas Conway, the chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, an Historically Black University. Conway is retiring after over 40 years in the UNC System, 32 of which he spent at NC State.
We discussed how Dr. Conway is feeling about retiring, how NC State launched him into a successful career in higher education, and what he did to pull ECSU out of a six-year slide it experienced in enrollment and tuition revenue before he arrived on campus.
Coverage of Elizabeth City State University news:
- ECSU Chancellor Willie Gilchrist Resigns Amid State Investigation Into Campus Crime Reporting from HuffPost
- Questions about ECSU chancellor [Stacey Franklin Jones]’s resignation from The WS Chronicle
- ECSU audits show questionable hires, spending from The News & Observer
- Thomas E.H. Conway, Jr. installed as Elizabeth City State University Chancellor from the ECSU newsroom
- Elizabeth City State University enrollment up for first time in 7 years from The Virginian-Pilot
- ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway ’94 PHD Named Distinguished Alumnus from NC State College of Education News
- Conway helped ensure ECSU’s turnaround continues from the editorial board of The Daily Advance
The Chancellor Series is a series of interviews with leaders in education from around North Carolina who started or built their career at NC State. Each of these individuals have now moved on to become chancellors or presidents of North Carolina colleges and universities, and are making big impacts at those institutions.