He was selected as chancellor by University of North Carolina President Molly Corbett Broad and confirmed by the UNC Board of Governors in February.
A well-known and widely respected higher education leader, Muse served as president of the University of Akron from 1984 to 1992.
At ECU, he succeeds Dr. Richard R. Eakin, who served as chancellor more than 14 years. Eakin will remain on the faculty as University Professor of Educational Leadership.
In recommending Muse to the Board of Governors, President Broad said, "Bill Muse brings to East Carolina University a wealth of high-level administrative experience accumulated in leading public university settings. Over the course of his career, he has consistently demonstrated strong leadership and strategic planning skills, a commitment to academic excellence, and a deep understanding of the special relationship between public institutions and the regions they were founded to serve."
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