ECU Board of Trustees outgoing chair Bob Lucas was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his two years of service as chairman and eight years on the board.
Lucas of Selma also served on the Board of Trustees when he was Student Government Association president in 1974-75.
During his remarks to the board, Lucas said he was an example of how this university changes people’s lives for the better. “I came here scared to death. I was scared that I would have to go back and tell my parents that I couldn’t make it,” he said. “It was so big, and there was so much freedom.”
Through a scholarship, he studied in Europe for a year and came back to campus and was elected SGA president. “To come from that scared 18 year old to be SGA president and then be chairman of the board, what a unique experience. What a ride, it’s been. ECU does transform lives.”
(ECU News Services photo by Cliff Hollis)