Former ECU Provost To Get Some Compensation Despite Demotion

A former East Carolina University provost is getting some of the unpaid salary and compensation he was seeking in a lawsuit. The decision by a Superior Court judge gives William Swart nearly 70-thousand dollars for three months of salary and unpaid housing allowance. Swart was reassigned from his provost position in 2003.

A jury trial expected to take place in 2007 will determine
whether the university is obligated to pay Swart additional money
that he believes is written in his contract.

Swart was the Number Two officer at the university from August
2002 until he lost his job in September 2003. He was reassigned to
a faculty position in the College of Business and the university
reduced his pay from 200-thousand dollars a year to 117-thousand

Swart contends he should still be paid nearly 164-thousand
dollars a year as a faculty member.