ECU's Board of Trustees

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East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees (BOT) will welcome three new members, Scott Shook, Van Isley and Tucker Robbins, within the next few days as they take the oath of office virtually and will soon be sworn in during the July meeting. 

Vern Davenport, chair of the BOT, spoke on behalf of the board in a statement released by ECU News Services and thanked the North Carolina General Assembly and the UNC Board of Governors for its recent appointments to the ECU BOT. 

“Van Isley and Scott Shook are well known Pirate leaders committed to advancing the mission of ECU,” Davenport said in the statement.

The press release stated that Shook, an ECU alumus, was appointed by the North Carolina House of Representatives on May 1 to fill the unexpired term of Robert Moore. This term will come to an end in 2023, and at this time Shook will be eligible for his own first full term.

Shook was appointed to the NC Community College Board by the governor in 2013 and again in 2019 where he served two terms as chair, according to the statement. He said in the statement he hopes to draw upon as he works with ECU trustees in the search for a new chancellor.

“I am excited to use my experience to help lead ECU into the future,” Shook said in the statement. “It is a huge honor to serve my alma mater in this capacity.”

The statement said that Isley was appointed by the UNC Board of Governors on April 17 to fill the unexpired term of Phil Lewis. Isley’s current term will expire on June 30, 2023. After the term’s expiration Isley will be eligible for his first full term.

Robbins, a senior majoring in industrial distribution and logistics, who was recently elected president of the ECU Student Government Association (SGA), will represent the student body as a member of the BOT through the spring of 2021, according to the statement.

“I am forever grateful to embark on this journey to serve Pirate Nation,” Robbins said in the statement. “I cannot wait to see what next academic year has in store for us as board members.”

The BOT is scheduled to meet again in July, where the new members are set to be sworn in. As of now, this meeting has not yet been changed or moved online due to COVID-19.

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