ECU alumnus appointed commissioner, N.C. Dept. of Public Safety



East Carolina University alumnus James “J.R” Gorham, a 1981 graduate, was appointed commissioner of the Juvenile Justice division of the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Gorham is a retired brigadier general with the N.C. National Guard who also spent 29 years in the banking industry, mostly with First Citizens Bank.

His appointment was announced by Department of Public Safety Secretary, ECU 1979 graduate Kieran Shanahan.