Dan Gerlach named interim chancellor at East Carolina University
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.