Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock of Appalachian State University announced his resignation Thursday after serving nine years at the post, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
Peacock said it was difficult decision for him to resign, according to a statement posted on the ASU website.
“But I believe it is the right time for Appalachian, and more importantly, the right time to make this change for my family,” he stated.
Peacock said he has told UNC System President Tom Ross and members of the Appalachian Board of Trustees of his decision, and he plans to stay on as chancellor until a successor is appointed.
“I will continue to the best of my ability to serve the faculty, staff and students of this great institution,” Peacock said.”
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