NC State Alumni Head Fired

The interim chancellor of North Carolina State University has fired the head of the school's alumni association.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that James Woodward said he acted because the group is struggling financially and its membership is stagnant. Woodward says associate vice chancellor Lennie Barton lacked a plan to change things, showing failed leadership.

Woodward said he was also concerned the association was using donations pledged to build a new alumni center for operating expenses.

Seven association board members last month told Woodward they heard Barton would be fired for refusing to censor an alumni magazine story about the Mary Easley scandal that included criticism of university leaders. Questions have been raised about the former first lady's hiring by the school.


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  • by Tiger supporter Location: NC on Oct 13, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    To the 12:23 PM post --- You are the very reason that so many NC State fans hate Carolina. Instead of trying to support the university, all you can do is say, "GO HEELS." Chances are you probably don't know where Carolina is and have probably never given to the university. By the way, I do more than IPTAY.
  • by Pirate Man Location: Washco on Oct 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    I don't know any details of the firing, but Lennie is a really nice guy.
  • by Raymond Location: Weddington, NC on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    Sounds like the main reason he was fired was because he refused to censor the Mary Easley scandal. I back Mr. Barton’s decision to run the whole story and give the facts as they are without any cover-ups. It shows Mr. Barton’s moral fiber.
  • by . on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    GO HEELS
  • by M.Sutton Location: Washington, Dc on Oct 13, 2009 at 09:20 AM
    .....After just joining the Alumni Association. Hope my money goes to good use.
  • by Anonymous Location: Farmville on Oct 13, 2009 at 06:42 AM
    Hey State fans let's just hope Lee Fowler will be next.
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