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One ECU Trustee Resigns, The Other Receives Censure After Student Bribery Scandal

Liz Schlemmer / WUNC

ECU trustee Phil Lewis resigned this morning during a special session of the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors.


Board members also voted to censure fellow ECU trustee Robert Moore, which prevents him from voting until September. These two ECU trustees allegedly tried to bribe a student to run for student body president to give themselves a majority on a divided trustee board. The student recorded the conversation which includes tape of Lewis and Moore promising a professional campaign manager and campaign funds if the student decided to run. Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC education reporter Liz Schlemmer, who attended the special session.

Amanda Magnus is the executive producer of Embodied, a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships and health. She has also worked on other WUNC shows including Tested and CREEP.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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