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ECU’s Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach has been placed on administrative leave after photos surfaced of him at a bar in downtown Greenville. The Interim Chancellor is know for taking pics and selfies with students, staff, faculty, both on & off campus.
On Wednesday, the Chancellor wen to Sup Dogs, he ran into to male acquaintances who invited him to a local pub down the street. He did. When he took selfies and pictures with people.
Gerlach also released his own statement regarding the photos and videos, in which he explained:
“When I first started here, and even before, one constant concern that I heard was that our students needed a leader of the university to be present and approachable, someone who can speak to them in their language. That’s what I’ve set out to do at ECU. I regret that these photos are being perceived as anything more than what they are. During the time that I am interim chancellor, I will continue to work toward balancing the university’s budget and improving enrollment and will continue to engage with students and the community. On Wednesday night, I spoke with 125 proud Pirates at Cypress Glen. Because our students are the center of the university, I’ve been working hard to show up – at performances, on tours, at Fall Open House. Students are the reason the university exists.”
Seems innocent to me… I guess time will tell all.
Written by Clarke Jones