Message from Leadership

With over 5,900 permanent faculty and staff, ECU represents one of the largest employers in Eastern North Carolina. We strive to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce that finds itself united by the University’s mission to be a national model for student success, public service, and regional transformation. As proud Pirates, we find ourselves members of a tight-knit community that is dedicated to serving our nearly 29,000 students and preparing them to become the next generation of leaders.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU is routinely recognized for excellence across the educational spectrum; is the only university in North Carolina with a medical school, dental school, and a college of engineering; and offers over 175 degrees alongside a robust NCAA Division I Athletics Program. Whether you are interested in teaching, cutting-edge research, or public service, ECU has something for everyone. For even more information about ECU, please explore our facts page.

As a member of the ECU community, the Department of Human Resources is committed to strategically partnering with those we serve. We pride ourselves in offering comprehensive talent management services and seek creative and effective solutions to the unique workforce needs of a large, multi-faceted, and geographically dispersed enterprise. In doing so, we facilitate the achievement of the University’s mission and ultimately position our employees to be in the best possible place to support the University’s most important asset: our students.

On behalf of Pirate Nation, I am delighted that you have taken an interest in ECU and wish you the best in your endeavors. Whether you are a prospective, current, or former employee, or just curious, I encourage you to explore our website and all that ECU has to offer.

Go Pirates!


Kitty Wetherington
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Chief Human Resources Officer