East Carolina University receives first Carnegie public good classification

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – East Carolina University has received national recognition for its pursuit of public good.

ECU was one of twenty-five universities recognized by the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for their Public Purpose classification.

“We are proud to be in the inaugural class receiving the 2024 Carnegie Elective Classification for Leadership for Public Purpose, a designation that confirms and endorses our institutional commitment to the pursuit of collective public goods,” Chancellor Philip Rogers said. “This designation reflects the leadership at the core of our university’s purpose and the call to action of our strategic plan to be future-focused, innovative leaders.”

ECU is the only North Carolina university out of 40 universities in 19 states to receive this classification, according to the release.