A Shake-Up in Student Affairs at Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina announced that it has dismissed Nolan Davis as senior associate vice chancellor for student affairs. He had held the position since 2016.

In September, a group of student leaders had called for Davis’ dismissal. They claimed that Davis did not attend a large number of campus events and when he did, he did not stay long.

Valerie L. Holmes, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, will lead the division until an interim director is named. Holmes joined the university’s staff in July 2016 after serving as associate dean of students at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Holmes is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She holds a master’s degree from Iowa State University and is a doctoral candidate in higher education at Indiana State University.

The university hopes to have a permanent replacement for Davis by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly indicated that Valerie Holmes had earned a doctorate at Indiana State. We apologize for the error. An interim director of student affairs has since been named.


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