ECU Interim Chancellor Placed On Administrative Leave
Updated at 12:24 p.m.
East Carolina University's Interim Chancellor has been placed on administrative leave.
UNC System administrators are investigating Dan Gerlach's behavior with students after photos and videos surfaced of him at a bar in Greenville.
University of North Carolina Interim President Bill Roper said Monday in a statement that Dan Gerlach was placed on leave "in light of reports from this past weekend."
Gerlach said in a statement on Sunday that he went to a local pub with two adult male acquaintances on Sept. 25. The statement says videos and photos shared on social media show him "interacting with college-aged young adults and taking selfies."
The agenda for a special phone meeting of the UNC Board of Governors on Tuesday includes a closed meeting to discuss an executive personnel matter. It's not clear if that discussion concerns Gerlach, who was appointed in April.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.