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William Peace University Names Carolyn T. Nye, Ph.D. Business Faculty And Program Coordinator

By on January 17, 2012 11:45 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Former Faculty Member With 16 Years Of Teaching Experience To Oversee Business/Human Resources/Leadership Program


RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the hiring of Carolyn T. Nye, Ph.D., as the university’s business faculty and program coordinator for business/human resources/leadership. Formerly serving on the business faculty of William Peace University from 2000 through 2005 before returning to the campus this year, Dr. Nye will be responsible for teaching marketing and business courses, advising students, supervising student internships, managing and evaluating adjunct professors, and developing the business curriculum. With 16 years of educational experience, Dr. Nye has held business faculty positions at Meredith College in Raleigh, Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., and Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. She has served as assistant controller at Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., accountant at Envoy Systems Corp. in Waltham, Mass. and marketing associate at Hewlett Packard in Andover, Mass. as well.


"Having previously served this campus for five years, I can say it is a privilege and a joy to return to William Peace University and assist in its transition into a coeducational institution of higher learning," said Dr. Nye. "I have a broad interest in history, culture, language, marketing and other areas, and this position allows me to incorporate all of those into a single discipline to benefit the students and faculty of the university in the business program."


"Handling the management and staffing of our business/human resources/leadership program is a major responsibility, and I know Carolyn’s history with our university will help her fulfill her duties to the utmost," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "I am pleased that she has returned to help strengthen and improve our program for both our current and incoming students."


Nye earned her Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.


She serves on the board of the North Carolina World Trade Association and is a member of the Society of Marketing Advances.


A native of Cambridge, Mass., Nye resides in North Raleigh with her husband and children.



William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.



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