Stacey Franklin Jones, a management and technology partnerships consultant with extensive higher education leadership experience, has been elected Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC President Tom Ross placed Jones’ name in nomination today (September 4) during a special meeting of the board, held on the campus of SAS in Cary. Jones, 53, will assume her new duties October 1, succeeding Charles L. Becton, who has served as interim chancellor since Willie Gilchrist retired from the post in June 2013.
Over the course of her career, Jones has secured and administered more than $100 million in proposals, grants and contracts from the federal government and private sector companies. She has been honored with the South Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science (2007) and the Outstanding Woman in Technology Award from the National Society of Black Engineers (2004).
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Elizabeth City State University
Located in Elizabeth City along the northern coast of North Carolina, Elizabeth City State University (www.ecsu.edu) provides an academically rigorous, stimulating learning environment and a faculty committed to the education of each student. It offers 36 baccalaureate degrees and four master’s degrees, as well as targeted programs that appeal to various interests and fields of study. U.S. News & World Report’s “2014 Best Colleges” ranked ECSU #1 among Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges/South) and #18 among historically black colleges and universities. For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly has ranked ECSU #1 among baccalaureate colleges for contributing to the public good.[contextly_auto_sidebar id=”JvwcByFmb3f0iCy7YWq6bBHwomkItbDO”]