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Former ECU Chancellor Muse to Retire, Skip Teaching Plans

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — The former chancellor at East CarolinaUniversity says he'll retire rather than take a teaching job inECU's business college.

An ECU spokesman said William Muse notified universityofficials he'll retire effective Thursday.

That's a change in plans from September, when he resigned forwhat he said were health concerns. He later said he was forced outby University of North Carolina System president Molly Broad, who denied asking for hisresignation.

Muse's resignation followed two critical internal audits andconcerns that his wife grew too friendly with a former campushousing official who pleaded guilty this year to embezzlement.

Muse also questioned if he overstepped his bounds by advocatingfor East Carolina to become the 12th member of the Atlantic CoastConference and by trying to drum up legislative support for acardiovascular center at the Greenville campus.

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