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Pirate Club Announces New Officers, Committee Directors

Feb. 10, 2014

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina University Educational Foundation has announced its 2014-2015 Officers and Executive Committee Directors who were recently elected during the organization's Community Chapter Director's Meeting.

Carl Rogers, of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., was appointed to a two-year term as Executive President, while Greenville's Dan Nichols will serve as Executive Vice-President for the Educational Foundation, the fund-raising arm of the East Carolina Department of Athletics - commonly recognized as the Pirate Club.

"It's a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to serve as Executive President of the Pirate Club," Rogers said. "The Board and I will do our very best to maximize this opportunity in support of Pirate athletics and our student-athletes. We, as others involved in this effort, will be UNDAUNTED."

The Pirate Club also announced the election of seven Executive Committee Directors, which include Mike Rogers (Cary, N.C.), Billy Dunn (Winterville, N.C.), Elaine Denton (Greenville, N.C.), Perry Hudson (Dunn, N.C.), Tim Martin (Greenville, N.C.), Robert Maynard (Raleigh, N.C.) and Michael Steadman (Fayetteville, N.C.).

Mike Rogers (one year) and Dunn (two years) were selected to replace Harry Smith and Nichols, respectively, to complete their terms of service. Smith resigned from his position on the committee in order to accept an appointment on the North Carolina Board of Governors, while Nichols will serve as the aforementioned Executive Vice-President.

The remaining five directors will each serve a traditional three-year term (2014-16).

"I am incredibly excited about the leadership that Carl, Danny and the other Executive Committee members will bring to the Foundation," ECU Senior Associate Athletics Director and Pirate Club Executive Director J. Batt said. "With their guidance and work, the Pirate Club will continue to support our outstanding student-athletes at the very highest level."

The Pirate Club, which has 37 community chapters ranging in location from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, Ga., has established a 2014 goal which includes increasing membership to 17,800 and providing $7.0 million in unrestricted cash support to benefit scholarship funding provided to East Carolina's student-athletes.