Grant Hayes Serving as Provost at East Carolina University

Grant Hayes is now serving as interim provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is dean of the College of Education at the university. Provost Ron Mitchelson was named interim chancellor and Dr. Hayes has stepped in to serve in Dr. Mitchelson’s role until a new chancellor is named.

“I could not be more pleased than to have Grant Hayes accept the important responsibilities that come with his appointment as acting provost and senior vice chancellor,” said Dr.  Mitchelson. “I have complete confidence in his talent, his work ethic and his commitment to our mission.”

Hayes has served as dean of the College of Education since 2015. Before arriving at ECU, he held positions as a professor and administrator at the University of Central Florida and at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Hayes is a graduate of Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of South Carolina


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