National Institute on Aging

In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020

Thomas Conway, former chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, died on May 15. he was 70 years old and had suffered with cancer.

Dr. Conway was named interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in 2016 and the position was made permanent in 2017. He retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Dr. Conway had a 43-year career with the University of North Carolina System. Before becoming chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, Dr. Conway was vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He had been on the staff there since 2008. Previously, Dr. Conway served for 32 years on the staff at North Carolina State University in Raleigh in various roles. Among the posts he held were dean of undergraduate academic programs, vice provost for enrollment management, and director of the university’s counseling center.

A native of Louisburg, North Carolina, Dr. Conway had a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from North Carolina A & T State University. He earned a Ph.D. in counselor education from North Carolina State University.


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