Former ECU chancellor gets new gig heading up hotel owners group

Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 4:54 PM EST
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The former chancellor at East Carolina University has a new job.

Cecil Staton is the new president and chief executive officer for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association.

Staton was forced to step down as ECU chancellor in April after just three years.

The hotel group, which goes by the acronym AAHOA, says it's the nation's largest hotel owners association.

Staton will become its president on Monday.

"I am excited at this opportunity to work with nearly 19,000 small business owners. The achievements that AAHOA's members continue to realize in the hospitality industry make them a living testament to the American Dream. Their hard work, unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, and determination to create their own success are truly inspiring," said Staton.