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Gilbert to oversee advancement as interim vice chancellor

Jan. 9, 2013

ECU News Services

Dr. Glen Gilbert, dean of the College of Health & Human Performance, has been named interim vice chancellor for advancement at East Carolina University effective Jan. 14.

Gilbert has been dean of the College of Health & Human Performance since 1999. Under his leadership the college has grown from approximately 50 to now more than 100 full-time faculty members and added several degree programs including an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in bioenergetics. He is now the longest serving dean at East Carolina University and served as interim vice chancellor for research and graduate studies in 2005.
Dr. Glen Gilbert

“Dr. Gilbert is a trusted leader at ECU and shares wide respect across the university,” Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “Combined with his knowledge of advancement, he is the perfect choice for this role.”

As interim, Gilbert will have responsibility for the overall operations of the division of University Advancement.  He will continue to serve as dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. Gilbert’s salary while he is in the interim role will be the equivalent of $250,000 per year.

Mickey Dowdy, who led the advancement division since 2006, will begin work this month as chief development officer and vice president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

“I look forward to serving the institution in this new role,” Gilbert said. “I appreciate the confidence the chancellor has in me and I am excited about the opportunity.”

Gilbert graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a bachelor’s in health and physical education. He holds a master’s from the University of Oregon in health education and a doctorate in health education from The Ohio State University.

The Division of University Advancement supports, encourages and promotes East Carolina’s strategic directions by engaging with alumni, friends, and the community. Its goal is to connect these constituencies with the university to garner support and secure private fund raising that will enhance East Carolina’s distinct role in higher education.