NCSU says vice chancellor, dean for student affairs resigns

Posted August 15, 2019 4:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 15, 2019 11:40 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina State University has confirmed its vice chancellor and dean for student affairs has resigned, effective Friday.

Mike Mullen has been vice chancellor and dean for N.C. State's Division of Academic and Student Affairs since August 2012. The university stated Mullen had resigned but did not give the reason why. The statement reads:

"Dr. Mike Mullen has resigned from his position as Vice Chancellor and Dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. His last day in the office is Friday, August 16. An interim replacement will be announced soon."

Mike Mullen tweet

In Mullen's biography on the N.C. State website, it says "he provides leadership for over 45 units and 570 employees which support all students across their academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, and residential lives – serving the whole student. He is also Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences."

There has been some controversy regarding Mullen in the past. reported he used his Twitter account to say Republicans are "rednecks" and they "lack ethical values."

Mike Mullen tweets

Last spring, he reportedly called the GOP the party of the NRA, "neo-Nazis, the KKK and all manner of all alt-right crazies." The website also reports he tweeted the Second Amendment should be nullified to get "guns off the streets" and "throw out the constitution."

Mullen's Twitter account no longer is active.