Feces continue to hit the fan in Raleigh! Link! McQueen Campbell has resigned as chairman of the board at NC State University as Chancellor James statusquOblinger’s ship is sinking faster than the Titanic. We could be looking at a (long overdue) complete changing of the guard and washing out of a lot of perceived dead weight in the NC State administration.
In a letter addressed to Gov. Beverly Perdue, Campbell said: “I am not resigning because I have acted inappropriately. Both the chancellor and the provost have communicated publicly and independently that the hiring process of Mary Easley was free from any improper influence.”
Campbell was prominently featured in a two-part series last weekend in The N&O, which recounted his friendship and influence with Mike and Mary Easley. Campbell flew the governor often in his planes, sometimes for free, and bragged of his influence in getting key development permits. The governor twice appointed him to the N.C. State Board of Trustees, where he rose to chairman.
Also, the State Board of Elections will launch a criminal probe of the Mike Easley campaign, officially closing the file to public inspection.
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