Alyn Goodson, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel at Elizabeth City State University.

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon has appointed university executive team member Alyn Goodson, J.D., as Chief of Staff, retaining his current role of Vice Chancellor and General Counsel. Current Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Derrick Wilkins is retiring after 31 years of service to the State of North Carolina.

Goodson will oversee operations within the Office of the Chancellor and work with senior officers on implementing plans for efficient operational infrastructure systems and processes. He will remain the chief legal counsel to Chancellor Dixon, senior leaders and the ECSU Board of Trustees on an array of subject affecting the university.

He will continue providing strategic oversight for Facilities Management, Campus Operations, Human Resources and Legal Affairs. In 2020, Goodson was named as a member of the University of North Carolina System’s Executive Leadership Institute.

“I look forward to working with Alyn in his new position as chief of staff on my Cabinet. He has been an instrumental member of my senior administration and his insight and counsel will continue to be significant assets to the Office of the Chancellor and ECSU,” said Chancellor Dixon.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University, Goodson went on to receive a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law and Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center.

The entire HCF organization and President Johnson congratulates Mr. Goodson and wishes him the best on his new endeavor as chief of staff at ECSU!


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