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Niswander named vice chancellor for administration and finance at ECU

Rick Niswander
GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Apr. 15, 2011)   —   Dr. Rick Niswander has been named vice chancellor for administration and finance at East Carolina University on a permanent basis after serving in an interim role since Dec. 1.
 
The ECU Board of Trustees approved Chancellor Steve Ballard’s appointment of Niswander as vice chancellor at its April 15 meeting.
 
Niswander has been at ECU since 1993 as a faculty member in the College of Business, where he taught accounting. He also served as dean of the College of Business from 2004 until the present. He previously served as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration in 2004 and 2005, until a permanent vice chancellor was in place.
 
Niswander will have responsibility for business services, campus operations, financial services, human resources, information technology and university facilities, including construction and renovation of campus buildings. His salary is $270,000 a year.
 
Niswander graduated from Idaho State University in May 1978 with a bachelor’s in accounting. He holds a doctorate in accounting from Texas A&M University. In 1998 he received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award.
 
Ballard said Niswander was the strong choice after a rigorous national search that included four finalists.
 
“While this appointment reflects his financial skills and competencies as well has his business experience, it is even more reflective of the great leadership skills that he exhibits every day,” Ballard said. “He will be a great addition to an already strong senior leadership team at ECU.”
 
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