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Appalachian State chancellor to resign

Published On: Apr 18 2013 07:25:31 PM CDT
BOONE, NC -

     Appalachian State University Chancellor Kenneth Peacock has announced his resignation after nine years on the job.
 
     In a statement on the university's web page, Peacock said it was a difficult decision, but he also said he believed the time was right for the school and for him to make the change for his family.
 
     Peacock said he informed UNC President Tom Ross and ASU's board of trustees of his decision on Thursday. He said he will remain on the job until a successor is named.
 
     The Rocky Mount native served Appalachian State as interim provost and executive vice chancellor. He joined the Walker College of Business's Department of Accounting in 1983, was appointed assistant dean of the business school in 1987, associate dean in 1989, and was dean from 1992-2003.