White Named Dean at ECU
By John Durham
GREENVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 21, 2009)—David White, a longtime faculty member and administrator at East Carolina University, has been named dean of the College of Technology and Computer Science.
White, who has served as interim dean of the college since last year, is a former chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion and former interim dean of the School of Health and Human Performance. He joined the ECU faculty in 1981.
Provost Marilyn Sheerer, announcing White’s appointment at the college’s recognition ceremony on Saturday, said, “David White has a distinguished record at ECU, and he has displayed exemplary leadership while serving as interim dean of the college. He is an accomplished and respected faculty member and administrator, and I am delighted that he has accepted this position.” She also noted that White is applauded for his collegial approach and collaborative leadership style.
White said, “This is a tremendous honor and I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as dean of the College of Technology and Computer Science. I have been very impressed with the quality of the students, faculty, and faculty in the college, and our programs in engineering, construction, technology systems and computer science are important to the region and the state. Chancellor Steve Ballard and Provost Sheerer are visionary leaders and I look forward to working them to realize the bright future ahead for the college.”
White holds a bachelor’s degree from Concord College in West Virginia, a master’s from Radford College in Virginia and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. Before coming to ECU, he taught at the University of Tennessee and in high schools.