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Honors College Administration

Dean WhiteDr. David White

Interim Dean

David White was appointed as Interim Dean of The Honors College in January 2016.  He is also a Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology and Adjunct Professor in the Brody School of Medicine.  His teaching and research has focused on program planning and evaluation and community development.  He has published about 30 refereed journal articles, several books and manuals, and directed or is directing 20 federal, state, and foundation-funded projects totaling over $2 million. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as professor and chair of ECU’s Department of Health Education and Promotion.

Dr. White is a member of the Pitt County Economic Development Commission and is active in developing partnerships among ECU and local and state industry to promote economic development, particularly in eastern NC.  He served as Chair of the Pitt County Schools Health Advisory Council for 20 years, was a founding chair of Pitt Partners for Health, a Healthy Carolinians partnership, and he served as Chair of the Pitt County Mental Health Center Board of Directors.

Dr. White and his wife Kathy have lived in Greenville since 1981.  They enjoy spending traveling and spending time with their family, especially their two grandsons, Evan and Mason.

baxterMr. Kevin Baxter

Associate Dean

Kevin Baxter joined the Honors College in January 2010 following his decade of service to the College Park Scholars program at the University of Maryland. As Associate Dean in the Honors College, Kevin provided leadership during the exciting transition period from an Honors Program to a College. Kevin is primarily responsible for the administrative operations of the College and directs the admissions process for each new incoming class of Honors College students. Kevin has also delivered multiple colloquia courses for the Honors College during the curriculum development process. In 2013-2014, Kevin also served as Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions for East Carolina University.

Kevin has served in a number of leadership positions at East Carolina University and beyond. In 2012-2013, Kevin served as President of the North Carolina Honors Association (NCHA) and coordinated the annual NCHA meeting at East Carolina University in September 2012. He is a Chancellors Leadership Academy Fellow, has been inducted into the East Carolina University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and has been recognized as a nominee to the National Collegiate Honors Council Board of Directors. On the national level, Kevin has published and shared a variety of papers and presentations across the country including Revitalizing the Honors Seminar Model at a Large Public Institution; Reconceptualizing Recruitment and Admissions for Honors Students at East Carolina University; Advancing Development within Living-Learning Communities; Lessons Learned: Assessment in College Park Scholars; and, Civic Engagement in Scholars: Service. Research. Advocacy. In addition, Kevin has served the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) as a National Convention Program Reviewer and has supported their Next Generation Conference Planning Committee and the Commission for Admissions, Orientation and First Year Experience. Kevin also served the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as a member of the Distinguished Service Awards selection committee in 2009 and has made regular trips to the shores of Lake Michigan where he served as a Fellow for the Wakonse Conference on College Teaching in 1999-2001, 2003-2004, and 2006.

Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Maryland and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, University College. During his career at the University of Maryland, Kevin served as the Assistant Director for External Relations and Development and served as an instructor for a number of courses within the Scholars program. Kevin also served as the President of the College Park Scholars Alumni Association in 2008-2009 and supported many campus task forces and committees.

When Kevin is beyond the walls of the Mamie Jenkins Building, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world with his wife Erica, son Lincoln, and daughter Cora (with frequent trips being to Walt Disney World), chasing his beagle - Parker - around his home, and golfing whenever he can find the time.

Dr. Todd FraleyTodd Fraley

Director of the EC Scholars Program
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs


Prior to his leadership position in the Honors College, Todd taught in the School of Communication, where he also served as associate professor, Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies and the Internship Director. He holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Sociology from James Madison University and earned his MA and PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia, Athens.

While at ECU, Todd has been awarded the University Centennial Award for Excellence in Leadership and the Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is also a Chancellor's Leadership Fellow and a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations. He has numerous publications and presentations and was a named a 2010 Research Fellow at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

Outside of the classroom, Todd coaches youth soccer and baseball, serves on the Board of Directors of the Greenville Community Shelter, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.


Mr. James Ellis

Academic Advisor

Jim joined the Honors College in August, 2004 after completing a Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While studying at Indiana, Jim also worked as a lab instructor at the Kelly School of Business. Prior to his days at IU, Jim spent many years as a mortgage banker, underwriting supervisor and branch manager for various mortgage companies in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began his career in the mortgage business after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1983. He completed a second undergraduate degree in Secondary Business Education from Ball State in 1992 and spent three years teaching business courses at a community college in Indianapolis.

As an Honors College Advisor at ECU, Jim understands that there is a tremendous amount of pressure placed on honors students to succeed. Research suggests that honors students require specific attention due to challenges unique to enrollment in their program. Jim very much enjoys assisting students with managing their college experience, providing ongoing assistance with Honors College requirements and serving as a resource for information about campus entities.

When Jim is not working with ECU's best and brightest students, he enjoys spending time with his wife Maureen and their son James and daughter Kathryn.

Dr. Diane Majewski Majewski

Acting Assistant Director of the EC Scholars Award Program

Diane Majewski, Ed. D., has worked in education for the last two decades as a university administrator in the postsecondary setting and as a K-12 instructor. ;Her latest assignment has landed her in the Honors College where she mentors East Carolina Scholars and coordinates their enrichment and philanthropic experiences. She also serves as the East Carolina University Project Director for College STAR (Supporting Transition, Access and Retention), a University of North Carolina system initiative aimed at creating a more welcoming learning environment for students with learning differences.

She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in special education from Longwood University. She earned her doctorate of education from East Carolina University. ;She is a Chancellor's Leadership Fellow, was the first recipient of the Treasured Pirate award and is author of the East Carolina Creed.

Creator of 8 is GR8, a time management and study system for college students, Diane seeks to share her knowledge of student development as it relates to helping students managing academic life. Her publications and presentations focus on best practices for enhancing student success in college.

Diane lives in Greenville with her shih tzu, Ava, where she is an active member of the Greenville Women's League.


Ms. Sue Chapman

Business Services Coordinator

Sue Chapman joined the Honors College in January 2007. Sue has worked at East Carolina University since 1979 in several different areas such as The Brody School of Medicine, The School of Theatre and Dance, and the ECU Police Department. Sue graduated with Honors in 1975 from Wayne Community College earning an Associate Degree in Medical Secretarial Science. She began her career with the State of North Carolina in 1976 at another agency. She is an avid reader, enjoying many genres including science fiction, mysteries, mythology, ancient history and eastern philosophy. Sue and her husband Don enjoy many mutual hobbies including classic cars, antique radios, and music.

Ms. Cyndee Mueller5-5-2015 CyndeeMuellerJC_web

Executive Assistant

Cyndee Mueller joined the Honors College in April 2015. Cyndee has worked as an administrative assistant at East Carolina University since 2007 at the School of Communication. Cyndee graduated Cum Laude in 1995 from Chowan College earning an Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts. She enjoys going to the beach and boating with her children, traveling, and attending ECU events with friends and family.

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