Paul Russell, Interim Director

A Pirate through and through, our interim director for Admissions is a two-time alumnus from the College of Business. “I came to ECU as a freshman and never left! I have such a passion for the university,” he said. Throughout his undergraduate and MBA journey, he experienced firsthand the exceptional quality of education offered at an affordable price. “The return on investment is second to none,” he emphasized.

Paul is not just an advocate for ECU but for all schools in Pitt County. He works to raise money with Kiwanis International and serves as the treasurer of a local chapter. A member of the Servire Society for his volunteerism, Paul enjoys helping out with youth sports, especially his sons’ baseball and soccer teams. An avid supporter of ECU football, he proudly holds season tickets and can often be spotted cheering on Pirate baseball from the Jungle.

Paul enjoys time with his family, playing golf, traveling to the mountains, and running the Blue Ridge Relay from Virginia to Asheville, NC.

Pronouns: He/Him/His