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Jones Resigns as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University; Conway Named Interim Chancellor Joni Worthington, December 21, 2015
CHAPEL HILL Ė Stacey Franklin Jones, who has served as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University since October 2014, has resigned from the post, effective December 31, 2015. Jones informed UNC President Thomas W. Ross of her decision this afternoon. Thomas Conway, vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University, will serve as interim chancellor of the institution, effective January 1, 2016, said Ross. The UNC Board of Governors is expected to consider electing Conway to the position on a permanent basis at its regularly scheduled January meeting. Prior to joining Fayetteville Stateís senior leadership team in 2008, Conway served as dean of undergraduate academic programs at NC State University. During his 32-year tenure at NC State, Conway also served as vice provost for enrollment management and services (2002-05), associate vice provost for the Division of Undergraduate Affairs (1998-2002); and director of the First Year College (1998-2000). At the request of Interim Chancellor Conway, East Carolina University will assist ECSU and its leadership team by supporting collaborative system efforts to build greater capacity throughout ECSUís student support and operational units. Fayetteville State University, NC A&T State University, NC State University, and UNC Charlotte will provide supplemental assistance in collaboration with ECU, as requested by ECSU.
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UNC Board of Governors Reinstates Admission to N.C. A&Tís Traditional Nursing Program - Nanyamka A. Farrelly  12.11.15
Nanyamka A. Farrelly  12.11.15
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted unanimously today to lift its suspension on admission of students to North Carolina A&T State Universityís School of Nursing traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) entry option. The move comes after the institution made significant changes, resulting in an 89.3 percent passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for the May 2015 graduates of the traditional entry option Ė exceeding the boardís 85 percent benchmark. Those graduates benefited from changes in curriculum, faculty, admission requirements and policies, and they took the NCLEX-RN within the recommended 45-days of program completion.  Release
UNC Board of Governors Arbitrary and Capricious Reinstatement of Admission to N.C. A&Tís Traditional Nursing Program  maybe come NCLEX-RN National  Laughing Stock; Served private interest at Public Expense - Michael j. Pippen
Non-compliant with  Chapter 16 NC GS ß 116 requirement to improve the quality of Nursing education at NC A&T and UNC Board of Governors policy 400.1.7 NCLEX-RN annual passing rate of 85% for first-time writers, The UNC Board of Governors arbitrary and capricious reinstated   admission to N.C. A&Tís Traditional Nursing Program option, notwithstanding  2016 UNC Nursing report has not been received and reviewed, and NC A&T Performance Results for NCLES-RN Candidates tested in Year 2015, 3rd quarter, 01/01/2015 TO 09/30/2015 for first time test writers  is 76%, two percentage point above  program elimination. Story