New ECU Board of Trustees holds first meeting

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) The Board of Trustees at East Carolina University welcomed six new members Thursday.

Just like the students have orientation to the school, the ECU Board of Trustees has an orientation of its own.

ECU Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach believes the new additions will provide a variety of experience to help the school improve. He says the meeting establishes their responsibilities and duties this year as trustees.

Gerlach says, "And we want to make sure they're grounded in all of it so they can be meaningful advisors to myself as the interim chancellor and to the Board of Governors."

Friday will be the board's second official meeting, where they will select a chairperson for the year and make assignments to their committees.