Chowan trustees put search for president on hold : Friday, Dec. 5, 2003
December 5 2003 by Steve DeVane

Chowan trustees put search for president on hold : Friday, Dec. 5, 2003
Friday, Dec. 5, 2003

Chowan trustees put search for president on hold

By Steve DeVane
BR Managing Editor

The trustees of Chowan College have dissolved the committee searching for a new president and said they will re-evaluate the process next fall.

Bynum Brown, chairperson of Chowan's trustees, said the trustees made the decision at their Dec. 4 meeting. The board commended Chris White for his "excellent leadership" of the school, Brown said.

White was chosen in June to be interim president of Chowan. The trustees have since agreed to allow White to be introduced and sign his name as president of the school, Brown said.

Brown said the trustees are comfortable with White.

"He's provided outstanding leadership for our institution," Brown said.

Chowan has been through some financial difficulty but is now operating in the black, according to Brown.

Stan Lott retired as Chowan's president May 31.

White previously served as president of Gardner-Webb University (GWU). He resigned in October 2002 after facing controversy for telling the school's registrar in 2000 to recalculate a star basketball player's grade point average. White has said the grade change was needed because the player received bad advice.

David S. Kolb, the chairman of the search committee that recommended White as interim president, said in June that the committee concluded that White had 16 good years and a few bad months at GWU. White's strengths outweighed his weaknesses, Kolb said.

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