Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees accepts resignation of Provost Charles Harrington


The Executive Committee of the UNC Pembroke Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Dr. Charles Harrington, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Charles HarringtonThe Executive Committee convened in a specially called meeting at 4 p.m. on March 29 to approve the resignation. Dr. Harrington tendered a written letter of resignation to the University Monday morning.

Board Chair Dr. Freda Porter and Chancellor Charles Jenkins met with the Executive Committee in a teleconference. They met for approximately 45 minutes and voted unanimously to accept the resignation without comment.

 “We appreciate Dr. Charles Harrington’s service over a period of nearly five years, and we thank him,” Chancellor Jenkins said. “Dr. Harrington is a tenured member of the faculty of the School of Business and will return to that post.

“This has been a time of extraordinary progress for our University and its academic programs, and, ultimately, our students have benefitted,” he continued.

Dr. Harrington joined UNCP on August 1, 2005, as the chief academic officer.

Before coming to UNCP, he was assistant vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) since 2000. He also served as director of Institutional Research and Assessment and a professor of business statistics from 1995 through 2000.

Prior to joining USI, he served as assistant director of Institutional Research and Planning at the State University of West Georgia, where his responsibilities included assisting the University Faculty Senate with the assessment of student learning outcomes and academic effectiveness.