East Carolina University serves a sizable constituency of students, faculty, staff, and private citizens in the state of North Carolina. To do so effectively requires strong leadership and a dynamic administration dedicated to the ideals set forth by our founders more than 100 years ago.
ECU’s service mission and continual commitment to excellence have made the university one of the fastest-growing institutions in the nation. The university boasts a student population of nearly 29,000, including more than 23,000 undergraduate students, about 4,700 graduate and doctoral students, and more than 300 medical students. The students’ potential, combined with the promise of expanding services such as the East Carolina Heart Institute and the School of Dental Medicine, help ECU make an extraordinary difference in the region and beyond.