Advancement Council


Advancement Council

Student Affairs at East Carolina University creates transformational experiences beyond the classroom.  Our commitment to student success through meaningful relationships provides cultural and educational opportunities, leadership experiences, and a focus on service.  The Division of Student Affairs impacts every aspect of a student’s daily life to guide them from their very first step on campus through graduation and beyond.  Our passion for the Pirate Nation is unmatched in North Carolina and around the world.

Significant financial support is necessary to ensure the growth and development of the Division of Student Affairs at East Carolina University. This support can be garnered from informed, interested and invested individuals who feel involved in the Division’s goals and direction.

The Student Affairs Advancement Council at East Carolina University consists of members from the alumni, business, civic, student leaders and ECU parent communities. Members of the Advancement Council serve as highly valued advocates, financial contributors, and ambassadors for programs and activities throughout the division.


Council Members

Kirk Little ‘82 | Chair
Chesapeake, VA
Vice President and COO of Apogee Solutions

Shawn Langdon | Vice-Chair
Wilson, NC
Store Manager of Target

Brig. Gen. James (J.R.) Gorham ‘81 | Membership Chair
Kernersville, NC
Retire Brigadier General in Army National Guard

Dr. Marla Hall ’05 ’07 | Projects/Hosting Chair
Garner, NC
Assistant Professor at Brody School of Medicine, Department of Public Health

Emily Carter ’06 ‘09
Greenville, NC
Senior Regional Vice President for American Campus Communities

Gordon Darragh
Greenville, NC
President of Darragh Foundation

Cedric Dickerson ‘76
Wilmington, NC
Agent/Owner of State Farm Insurance in Wilmington

Mary Dickerson ‘76
Wilmington, NC

Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt ‘88
Cary, NC
Retired Brigadier General in the United States Army

Jamie Leliever ‘03
Raleigh, NC
Chief Marketing Officer for Muregitroyd

Deborah McCrae ‘76
Wake Forest, NC
Realtor with World Properties International/McCrae Realty, LLC.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Parsons ‘63
Williamsburg, VA
Methodist Minister