Elizabeth City State Gains Accrediation Through 2031 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 December 2021 12:57


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed Elizabeth City State University’s (ECSU) accreditation until 2031.  This means ECSU meets the Commission’s standards and core values that include integrity, peer review / self-regulation, student learning, continuous quality improvement, accountability, and transparency. 


“The Commission’s reaffirmation is a statement of ECSU’s continuing commitment to academic excellence, transparency, and integrity,” said ECSU Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon.  “Meeting SACSCOC’s standards signifies we offer quality resources, services and academic programs to our students.  The high standards and community culture on our campus make that possible.” 

SACSCOC oversees the accreditation of higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Latin America and certain other international sites approved by the SACSCOC Board of Trustees that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degrees.  Its mission is to “…assure the educational quality and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.” 

“I’d like to thank Provost Farrah Ward, Director of SACSCOC Reaffirmation Dr Kersha-Aerga, and all the ECSU faculty and staff who served on committees during the reaffirmation process.  It was truly a team effort,” said Chancellor Dixon. 

Universities accredited by the SACSCOC must comply with its standards in order to receive state and federal funding.  This designation also provides the confidence necessary for private-sector support. 

Chancellor Dixon Also Elected to Commission’s Board of Trustees 

As part of today’s annual SACSCOC meeting, Chancellor Dixon was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Trustees.  The chancellor will study, revise, and develop policies and standards associated with new learning technologies and partnerships, as well as new federal mandates, on behalf of SACSOC member institutions. 

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to further the quality, access, and the effectiveness of all our institutions, especially in the areas of student achievement and completion,” said Chancellor Dixon.  “As we develop and review the measures overseeing our institutions, we will also protect institutional autonomy as each campus understands how to best serve its students.” 


Livingstone College Earns $500,000 Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 17:47
Salisbury, N.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) announced that the National Park Service (NPS) was awarding Livingstone College a $500,000 competitive federal grant to assist in Phase III of the rehabilitation of Carnegie Library on the campus.
Rep. Ted Budd said in a statement:
“Providing economic opportunity for all is a crucial mission for me in Congress and it all starts with education. I’m proud to announce that Livingstone College won these federal dollars and this new funding will help them complete the Carnegie Library rehabilitation project. This project will help preserve the historic character of this iconic building on Livingstone’s campus.”
Livingstone College President, Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. said in a statement:
“The Livingstone College family is deeply thankful for the continued support of the National Park Service in ensuring that the Andrew Carnegie Library is preserved for future endeavors of the City of Salisbury and the students of Livingstone College.
“The library provides beauty and style to the College campus and the West End community, where it is located. It presents a distinctiveness that aptly represents the enduring legacy of the first classically educated African-American architect, Robert Robinson Taylor, a native of Wilmington, NC. The library is an enduring tribute to the generosity of the Andrew Carnegie Foundation to the education of African Americans in the early 1900s, as well as now.
“We are indeed proud to be the current stewards of this iconic building, as it is truly a labor of love for the Livingstone family.  Finally, we want to express our appreciation to Congressman Ted Budd and his office for his support in our effort to secure these grant funds.”
Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander said in a statement:
“This grant is important not only to Livingstone College but to our broader community, because it preserves an important and noteworthy historic structure, still in use today. This building holds not only the stories of the past, but those of the present and now  can continue to  hold the stories yet untold. I thank Congressman Ted Budd for all the support from both he and his staff since the beginning of this project in 2019.”
NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge said in a statement:
“HBCUs have been an important part of the American education system for more than 180 years, providing high-level academics, opportunities, and community for generations of students. The National Park Service’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant Program provides assistance to preserve noteworthy structures that honor the past and tell the ongoing story of these historic institutions."
ECSU Chancellor Appointed To American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 November 2021 13:07

Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

During the AASCU’s annual meeting in Clearwater, Florida this week, Chancellor Dixon was one of a number of university chancellors and presidents named to the board for this three-year appointment.

“This is a great honor to be named to the board of directors. I look forward to the work we will accomplish collectively advocating for higher education institutions  in our country,” said Chancellor Dixon. 

Prior to becoming ECSU’s 12th chief executive officer, Chancellor Dixon had served as a senior administrator at the UNC System Office since 2008. In 2014, she was named vice president for academic and student affairs, where she was responsible for overseeing the Division of Academic and Student Affairs for the System’s 17 institutions.

Chancellor Dixon is a recent recipient of one of North Carolina’s highest honors, The Old North State Award, for her dedication to higher education. In 2020, she was named “One of the 10 Most Dominant HBCU Leaders,” by the HBCU Campaign Fund, and appointed to the National Women in Aviation Advisory Board.

Since being named ECSU’s chancellor in 2018, she has led the push for campus-wide revitalization and renovation projects, consistent enrollment growth, numerous public and private partnerships, and successfully navigated the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AASCU is a Washington D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning-and-teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.

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