Outgoing chancellor reflects on nearly 30-year tenure at Appalachian State

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

After nearly 30 years at Appalachian State University, Kenneth E. Peacock is a Mountaineer through and through.

That won’t change when he steps down as the school’s chancellor after nine years in the job. He announced his resignation in April but will continue as chancellor until a new one takes over, likely by next July.

“It has been an absolutely wonderful experience,” Peacock said in a recent interview at the Winston-Salem Journal. “ I never dreamed, you know, first you have to realize I’m an only child from Rocky Mount, N.C., and for me to have the opportunity to serve as the chancellor at an outstanding academic institution like Appalachian, it was beyond any wildest dream I could ever have.”

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