Scott Senatore is the President of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. Senatore has been in the Chamber profession for almost nine years. He started with the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber in 2006 as its Marketing Director. He was promoted to Vice President in 2008, Senior Vice President in 2010, and President in 2013. Senatore earned his Public Relations undergraduate degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of Business at East Carolina University. Senatore serves on the boards of Uptown Greenville, Greenville Noon Rotary, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County, Greenville SEED, Pitt County Educational Foundation and Committee of 100. Senatore lives in Greenville, North Carolina with his wife, Amanda, and their son.
Dr. Linda Patriarca currently serves as Dean of the College of Education at East Carolina University. She came to ECU from Caldwell College in New Jersey where she was Associate Dean and Professor after having spent 25 years as a faculty member at Michigan State University.
She earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees in speech and language pathology and elementary education from Eastern Michigan University and her Ph.D. degree in special education and reading from Michigan State University. Her research has focused in three areas: effective instructional practices for at-risk students, improvement of teaching and teacher education and collaboration. Since her arrival as Dean in August 2008, she has focused her efforts on supporting and enhancing quality programs and services. To this end, she was instrumental in the development, submission, and receiving a $9 million dollar U.S. Department of Education grant to improve and study teacher preparation.. Many accreditation and research-to-practice projects have gotten underway in the college over the past four years and plans are underway to transform the College of Education Advising Center to a Student Support and Services Center—one that will have a role to play in Student Recruitment and Retention as well as Advising. Finally, in order to give students more voice and visibility, a Junior Professional Advisory Board has been formed recently in the college. This board comprised of undergraduate and graduate students will serve as a representative body of students who will advise the Dean on matters related to teaching, research and service.