Chancellor Mitchelson: Looking forward to Fall 2020. The university has a globally recognized academic underwater archaeology program and enjoys a supportive relationship with the U.S. military services. (Photos by Cliff Hollis), Work experience: Senior vice president of learning and engagement at the American Council on Education since 2013; former ECU chief of staff from 2008-2013, Hometown: Greenville (J.H. Only applicants who identify as Indigenous or as a member of a racialized group were considered. RALEIGH – Dr. Philip G. Rogers, a Greenville native, has been elected the 12th Chancellor of East Carolina University. As senior vice president, Rogers helped institutions navigate complex challenges facing the global higher education landscape. His wife, Dr. Rebekah P. Rogers, is a two-time ECU alumna. For more information about Dr. Rogers and his vision for ECU, visit his welcome story on ECU’s website. East Carolina University’s new chancellor is a native of Greenville and a former administrator at the school. President, American Council on Education, “I’m pleased that Philip Rogers will be the next chancellor of ECU. “Rogers embodies the spirit of the Pirate Nation. Building Up Student Kamari Purvis interviews Linda Thompson Thomas '81 for a new "Pirate Voices" segment for ECU's "Talk Like a Pirate" to discuss how Black alumni can drive change. This was a vitally important decision, and I want to thank the members of the search committee, who represent every possible constituency … Term of Office: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021 The Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, CVO commenced as ECU’s fourth Chancellor on 1 January 2019. “ECU represents the heart and soul of my identity as a person and leader,” Rogers said. This was a vitally important decision, and I want to thank the members of the search committee, who represent every possible constituency group of the university, for their tireless work in this effort. Rogers was raised in Greenville and is the great-grandson of an early student of the East Carolina Teachers Training School. Chancellor, N.C. State University, “I have known Dr. Rogers for a long time through my service on the American Council on Education (ACE) Board. “At ACE, Philip’s drive, dedication and expertise have been crucial as we work toward fulfilling key missions such as helping institutions build their capacity through high-quality innovation and working to improve equity and access to higher education nationwide. President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, “Philip brings a wealth of experience in higher education, from North Carolina and on the national scale. Dr. Philip Rogers is uniquely qualified to lead our institution into the future, and I would like you to join me in welcoming him, along with his wife, Dr. Rebekah P. Rogers, a two-time ECU alumna, and their boys, Grayson and Dean, back to Greenville and ECU. The appointment is a homecoming for Rogers, 37, who is senior vice president of learning and engagement for the American Council on Education. He has carved out an influence that extends far and wide across the national higher education landscape, but he is also homegrown and fiercely loyal to eastern North Carolina,” said UNC Board of Governors chair Randy Ramsey. ECU Proposed Search Timeline • Search Committee Kickoff – December 10, 2019 (Meeting#1) • Stakeholder Meetings & Constituent Forums – January 2020 … “Given my previous experience at ECU and the wide array of authentic relationships I’ve maintained with university stakeholders through the years, I am confident in my ability to be an asset to the university and region from day one,” he said. “It will be important to partner with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, and other constituencies to build trust and unity among every component of the shared governance infrastructure. “Higher education has never been more important in our country, our state and our region, especially with ECU graduating the next generation of leaders. Second, his leadership position at the American Council on Education equips him with a network of institutional leaders spanning the country and the globe. Dr. Rogers brings a rare blend of knowledge and capacities to the position. Thorndike has been named senior vice president for finance and business/treasurer at Penn State University. Prior to joining ECU, Professor Chapman was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University from 2009, and Vice-Principal at the University of Edinburgh from 2006. The chancellor, vice chancellors, and deans are among the 23 people getting 10-day furloughs at ECU. Thank you to the alumni who took part in our first ECU Alumni City Campus Workshop after responding to the call to be involved in the project in the previous e-news. Throughout his career, he has exhibited a great passion for ensuring student success and creating an institutional culture that encourages innovation. The chancellor search at East Carolina University has been ongoing since Oct. 31, 2019, and a number of candidates have recently been chosen for the position by the Chancellor Search Committee and the Board of Trustees, with the … The ECU Chancellor Search Committee is meeting once again Tuesday to hear opinions and concerns regarding the next school leader. He and his wife have two sons, Grayson, 5, and Dean, 2. Each semester, outstanding scholarship is recognized when students make the honor roll, dean’s list, or the chancellor’s list. He is deeply committed to shared governance and academic excellence, and I know he will be unapologetically enthusiastic in his leadership of East Carolina University.”, Freeman A. Hrabowski III From 2014 to 2018, Mrs Sanderson was Governor of Western Australia, the first woman to serve in this role. “Dr. It is hard to believe that it has been just over a year since we began the process of finding the next chancellor of East Carolina University, and it has been a privilege to serve as chair of the Chancellor Search Committee. It’s been nearly 18 months since East Carolina University has had a permanent chancellor but on Friday the chancellor's search committee gets back to … The search for ECU’s new chancellor was put on hold due to COVID-19, but resumed on Sept. 11. Philip Rogers knows the university, he knows eastern North Carolina, and he has a bone-deep understanding of how important ECU is to the people of this state. The committee sought feedback from a broad range of university stakeholders to identify the qualities needed in ECU’s next leader, including an understanding of the culture of ECU and eastern North Carolina, as well as dedication to our mission of student success, public service and regional transformation. ECU Board of Trustees Chair Vern Davenport led the search committee. - Dr. Ron Mitchelson, ECU Interim Chancellor. Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver, “As a longstanding member of the ACE Board of Directors’ Executive Committee, I have had the pleasure of working with Philip since he first arrived at ACE in 2013. It is vital to lead with a listening ear and servant’s heart when considering the top priorities to address together as a university. In November 2019, the UNC Board of Governors announced the formation of a 20-member search committee tasked with locating a candidate for the position, chaired by Davenport. Rogers understands both the cutting-edge activities and the challenges of university leadership, and he has a broad network of connections throughout ACE’s diverse membership institutions. The university’s school of medicine is recognized nationally for producing primary care physicians and for cardiovascular research and advanced robotic surgery, as well as obesity and diabetes breakthroughs. ### ECU News Services Howard House, 1001 E. Fifth Street Greenville, NC 27858 ecunews@ecu.edu Phone: 252-328-6481 news.ecu.edu North Carolina native Dr. Philip Rogers has been elected the 12th chancellor of East Carolina University by the UNC Board of Governors. Philip has done great work in higher education nationally, and I’m thrilled that he’s decided to return home and devote his energy and talent to East Carolina.”, Chancellor-Elect Philip Rogers. The East Carolina University Board of Trustees approved increases in student tuition and fees beginning in the fall 2020 semester and announced a search committee to find its next chancellor during a meeting Nov. 22. The appointment is a homecoming for Rogers, 37, who is senior vice president of learning and engagement for the American Council on Education. Professor Steve Chapman commenced his role as Vice-Chancellor and President of Edith Cowan University (ECU) in April 2015. I have valued collaborating with Philip over the years, and East Carolina University is lucky to have him.”, Michelle Marks A decisive leader, Philip is also committed to working collaboratively with colleagues across the organization, an invaluable skill for navigating higher education’s shared governance model. Mitchelson joined the ECU faculty in 1999 as professor and chair of the Department of Geography, a position he held until 2009. Roper also appointed a search committee tasked with conducting a national search for the next ECU chancellor. Rogers said the team made a deliberate effort to place equity, innovation and student success at the center of the plan and partnered with a wide array of national education philanthropies to support its implementation. Dear Fellow Pirates, As we begin the journey of selecting a new chancellor to lead East Carolina University into the future, I want to first thank the Pirate Nation – students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters – for your time, energy and resources during this exciting time. Rose High School in Greenville, Rogers earned his doctoral degree in higher education management with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his bachelor’s degree in communication from Wake Forest University. The Chancellor’s List is composed of the names of all full-time undergraduates who make a 4.00 grade point average on all work taken, with no incomplete grades. Rogers and his family embrace the Pirate spirit while touring TowneBank Tower. An assistant professor in ECU's medical school investigated the risks of a flavoring compound in electronic cigarettes, the same substance that gives buttered popcorn its flavor. Former East Carolina University Chancellor Dan Gerlach has brushed off a contentious 2019 and is tapping into more than two decades of economic development experience to form a new company. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQ2_sRZmjE&feature=youtu.be. ECU also boasts standout programs in business, education, nursing and the arts, and takes pride in impacting the health and prosperity of North Carolina’s rural communities. This employment equity initiative, which was approved by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, was designed to ensure ECU’s senior leadership better reflects the diversity of the university community. “Today is a significant day in the history of East Carolina University as we welcome Dr. Philip Rogers home­­–back to North Carolina, Greenville and most especially, back to ECU,” he said. We wouldn’t be here today without this institution.”, “As a proud member of Pirate Nation, I am both humbled and ecstatic to be offered the opportunity to give back to this university and the Greenville community,” he said. (Photos by Houston McCullough) Serving East Carolina University as interim chancellor is a humbling experience. “It’s not just a place where I worked or where my wife went to school. Mitchelson has served ECU as provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2015 and as a professor since 1999. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Dec. 18, 2020 I think of Philip as a champion of innovation, as well as a caring person. Rogers, his wife Dr. Rebekah P. Rogers and their two sons, Grayson and Dean, enjoy time in Minges Coliseum shooting hoops. This multi-campus university system is dedicated to serving the state of North Carolina and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. Five tips to build career resilience and set career goals for 2021 Wednesday, 03 February 2021 Alumni and Supporters > News > 2021 > 02. He then served as interim chair of the English Department for a year before being named senior research fellow, 2010-2012. Rose High School graduate), Colleges attended and degrees: Doctorate in higher education management with distinction, University of Pennsylvania; master’s degree in public administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; bachelor’s degree in communications, Wake Forest University. Philip Rogers brings a rare blend of knowledge and capacities to the position,” said Mitchelson. President, Clemson University, “Philip Rogers has become an authentic voice for enlightened leadership in American higher education. The UNC Board of Governors unanimously elected Rogers, who is now senior vice president for learning and engagement at the non-profit American Council on Education (ACE). December 17, 2020 In Education, Higher Ed, News Dr. Philip G. Rogers was officially chosen as the 12th chancellor of East Carolina University Thursday. ECU Board of Trustees Chair. We look forward to continuing to work with our alumni community from now until the campus opens in 2025. “With his mix of local assets, industry knowledge and personal attributes, I know that history will see this appointment as a key moment for Pirate Nation.”. It is hard to believe that it has been just over a year since we began the process of finding the next chancellor of East Carolina University, and it has been a privilege to serve as chair of the Chancellor Search Committee. In the coming months, he will work closely with Interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson, as well as Dr. Chris Locklear, interim chief of staff, and Trustee Scott Shook, co-chairs of the chancellor transition committee, to prepare for March when he begins his tenure as chancellor. Rogers films his introduction to Pirate Nation in the ECU Trustees Suite in the Main Campus Student Center on campus. East Carolina University is one of 17 institutions constituting the University of North Carolina System. Chancellor Search Home. Philip is also a Pirate; he served as chief of staff and as a member of the senior leadership team here at ECU from 2008-2013, so he knows and has an affinity for our university, our community, our region, and Pirate Nation. While his North Carolina roots run deep, Rogers also has developed a robust national and global network during his time with the American Council on Education, a nonprofit organization that acts as a coordinating body for its membership of approximately 1,700 colleges and universities across the nation. I am excited for my dear friend and thrilled that ECU picked a truly wonderful leader to take the university into the next decade. It’s who we are. For more information on the project visit: Having helped to craft ACE’s Strategic Framework for the future of Higher Education and having previously served as chief of staff at ECU, he values and is ready to lead all aspects of the university experience — from academics to research and from student life to athletics. Coleman replaces Sara Thorndike, who has served as ECU’s chief financial officer since March 2018. Located near Atlantic coast harbors where pirates once roamed, ECU adopted the Pirates mascot in 1934 for its athletics program and competes in NCAA Division 1. CONNECT www.northcarolina.edu uncsystem @UNC_system @UNC_system. Chair-elect, ACE Board of Directors. Eimear Quigley, Master of Psychology alumna, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Psychological Services Centre within ECU's School of Arts and Humanities shares her top five … We have a prime opportunity to strengthen ECU as a beacon in higher education.”. A graduate of J.H. We were committed to finding the perfect person for ECU at this moment in our history — someone dedicated to the principles of access to and affordability of higher education, who could elevate ECU’s reputation and brand, and who could lead efforts for financial sustainability, economic development, health care education, enrollment growth, university governance, and more. 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