Dan Gerlach named interim chancellor at East Carolina University
June 21, 2019
Master of Public Administration
In April, Dan Gerlach ’90 MPA was named the interim chancellor of East Carolina University; he started those duties on May 6.
Since 2008, Gerlach has been president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, which works to increase economic opportunities in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities. According to University of North Carolina system president Bill Roper, this role prepares Gerlach for his new challenges at ECU. “[Gerlach has] been deeply focused on rebuilding the eastern North Carolina economy,” Roper said. “Dan knows eastern North Carolina from the ground up. He knows how to make thoughtful and tough decisions. I have great confidence in him.”
Gerlach is a former senior advisor for fiscal affairs in the North Carolina governor’s office, and former director of the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center.
Learn more about Gerlach’s appointment at DailyAdvance.com.