After nine years, Kenneth Peacock steps down as chancellor

Chancellor Kenneth Peacock announced Thursday he is stepping down as chancellor of Appalachian State University. File Photo | The Appalachian

Chelsey Fisher

Chancellor Kenneth Peacock announced Thursday he is stepping down as chancellor of Appalachian State University.  File Photo  |  The Appalachian
After nine years as chancellor, Kenneth Peacock will step down from his position as the sixth chancellor of Appalachian State University.

Peacock said in an email that he informed UNC system President Tom Ross and Appalachian Board of Trustee members Thursday and plans to stay until a successor is appointed.

Peacock has worked at Appalachian since 1983. He has worked as a professor in Walker College of Business and an assistant dean and dean of the college of business. He was appointed to interim provost and executive vice chancellor before becoming chancellor in 2004.

“This is a difficult decision for me, but I believe it is the right time for Appalachian, and more importantly, the right time to make this change for my family,” Peacock said in an email to students.

While chancellor, Peacock launched the Campaign for Appalachian, which has raised $154.8 million of the $200 million goal.

The Appalachian will continue to update as the story progresses.

Story: CHELSEY FISHER, Managing Editor