McCrory taps two for ECU trustees

 RALEIGH — Governor Pat McCrory announced two re-appointments to the ​East Carolina University Board of Trustees.

Edwin Clark of Pitt County was reappointed to the board and graduated from ECU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is the executive president of WilcoHess LLC and serves as managing member Amicus Investments LLC, a private equity investment company.  He also serves as a member of the executive board of the ECU Education Foundation.

“With the retirement of the chancellor, the next four years are going to be very important as we prepare to hand the reins to new leadership,” said Clark. “I’m proud to be a part of that process.”

Kieran Shanahan of Wake County was also reappointed. An attorney and former federal prosecutor, Shanahan also served as Governor McCrory’s Secretary of the Department of Public Safety from January through July 2013.

“I am honored to be on the board and especially pleased to be chosen to serve as vice chairman,” said Shanahan. “We have a hugh task ahead in selecting a new chancellor to build on the tremendous success of the last ten years.”

East Carolina University was founded in 1807 as a teacher training school and is now the third largest university in North Carolina. More than 27,000 students study in its 100 bachelor degree programs, 85 master’s degrees, 21 doctoral programs.