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East Carolina University and Fayetteville State University Partner to Benefit Students in the Eastern Region of North Carolina


eastern North Carolina Universities have established a new partnership to
promote collaboration between the two UNC System institutions in meeting their
respective missions.

Carolina University and Fayetteville State University are both committed to the
region and its students, and the new memorandum of understanding between the
two represents a new effort to identify opportunities to work together to
promote graduate recruitment and education; undergraduate student engagement
and collaboration; and research, public service and scholarship.

“We have a
very diverse student population with differing personal and professional goals,
and it is our responsibility to develop academic pathways that will help them
achieve their goals,” said Dr. Lee Brown, provost and vice chancellor for
academic affairs at FSU. “For many, it is immediately joining the
workforce and applying their knowledge and abilities to problems in industry
and government, but for others it’s to advance to higher levels in their
careers, conduct complex research, or pursue an academic career. 

agreement with our sister institution helps us to fulfill our obligation of
meeting the needs of our students, no matter their goal.”

Under the
agreement, ECU and FSU have committed to developing pipelines linking FSU’s
undergraduate students to ECU’s graduate and professional programs; encouraging
collaborations between academic programs and faculties in the areas of
research, scholarship, public service and creative activity; and exploring the
development of a short-term faculty exchange program.

“We are excited about the potential of this partnership with Fayetteville State University,” said Dr. Grant Hayes, acting provost at ECU. “Our mission as a university centers on student success and regional transformation, and providing pathways for students in eastern North Carolina to pursue their educational goals is a key part of that mission. Through this collaboration we will seek new opportunities for partnership and work together to the benefit of both institutions, our students and the region.”


Jules Norwood, ECU News Services, [email protected]

Jeff Womble, associate vice chancellor for communications, Fayetteville
State University, [email protected]


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