Chowan Celebrates 2020-2021 Tenures and Promotions

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Chowan University Board of Trustees gathered for its annual spring meeting and voted on tenure, promotions, and granting emeritus status to distinguished faculty and staff members. Tenure is defined as a permanence of position and is a multifaceted process that may take years for professors to achieve if achieved at all. Requirements for tenure include, but are not limited to, excelling in the scholarship of teaching, application, integration, and discovery and serving the institution and community. 

Faculty members promoted to professor are Mitchell Henke, Graphic Communications and Jennifer Place, Psychology. Additionally, the following faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor: Christopher Cook, Music; PamelaWoodard, Criminal Justice; Teresa Santis, Education; Robbin Buller, Art. In addition, Heather McGuire was promoted to Distinguished Professor of Biology and Susan Alston, retired Blackboard Administrator, was granted Staff Emeritus status.

In addition to recent Board actions, President Dr. Kirk Peterson made several appointments. Professor Georgia Williams was appointed as a Faculty Marshal. Dr. David Ballew was appointed as Chief Faculty Marshal for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. And Professor Jennifer Newton was appointed as the Chair of the Department of Communication Arts. Please join Chowan University in congratulating our most recently tenured and promoted Hawks!

University Relations| Grace Arredondo | gkarredondo@chowan.edu

Posts from April 2021

April 30, 2021
Chowan University’s department of Communication Arts will be hosting the annual Graphics Summer Camp starting Sunday, June 13, 2021, until June 18, 2021.
April 22, 2021
In its first year, Chowan University’s Day of Giving raised $151,454 from 545 donors. This is the inaugural year for a 24-hour higher education fundraising campaign.
April 21, 2021
Chowan University celebrated the academic and student organization accomplishments of students and faculty for the 2020-2021 academic year at the Awards Day Convocation on April 21, 2021, with an in-person event for award winners and streamed live for guests. The awards are as follows:
April 16, 2021
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Chowan University Board of Trustees gathered for its annual spring meeting and voted on tenure, promotions, and granting emeritus status to distinguished faculty and staff members.