ECU chief spokesman exits ahead of chancellor departure

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - East Carolina University's chief spokesman has left, just weeks before the chancellor does the same thing.

The last day for Tom Eppes at chief communications officer was Monday.

Eppes joined ECU less than two years ago.

The university says he is returning to Ole Miss to teach.

"It is not unusual for senior administrators to leave with the transition of a chancellor," said interim chief communications officer Jeannine Hutson.

Cecil Staton's last day as chancellor is May 3rd.