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John Fletcher, Associate Provost for Enrollment Services at ECU, demonstrates how a ice axe is used when climbing on ice-covered terrian. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)
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John Fletcher, Associate Provost for Enrollment Services at ECU, demonstrates how a ice axe is used when climbing on ice-covered terrian. (Rhett Butler/The Daily Reflector)

ECU provost scales new heights

By Kim Grizzard

The Daily Reflector

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Since taking his post at East Carolina, John Fletcher has taken the university’s name to new heights.

Nearly 19,500 feet to Kilimanjaro. More than 18,500 feet to the top of Russia’s Mount Elbrus. Fletcher, the associate provost for enrollment services, has raised the ECU banner at the highest peaks in Africa and Europe.


“It’s kind of a recruitment deal,” he said, laughing. “I take my ECU flag now wherever I go.”

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