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FSU Board Begins Search for New Chancellor

Posted July 10, 2007 7:19 p.m. EDT
Updated July 10, 2007 10:41 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville State University trustees met behind closed doors Tuesday to begin the process of selecting a new chancellor.

Chancellor T.J. Bryan submitted her resignation on Monday, amid lingering problems with university finances and troubles in the nursing department. Her four-year tenure officially ends July 23.

None of the trustees would comment publicly on what they're looking for in a new leader. But one board member told WRAL that University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles called during the closed-door meeting to speak about what the campus needs to succeed.

Bowles declined to comment on the matter, and a spokeswoman said it's too early to begin listing qualifications for FSU's next chancellor.

The UNC Board of Governors is expected to discuss the change in leadership at the university on Thursday.