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Death of former vice president James Moncure

James A. Moncure, who served as vice president for academics and student affairs and taught on the faculty from 1974 to 1987, died Friday, July 27 after a long illness. Details...

Moncure joined Elon in 1974 as vice president for academics and student affairs. He was responsible for securing a $2 million federal grant in 1977, the largest financial award in Elon’s history at the time. He used the grant to initiate programs in nine areas that enhanced academic programs and led to Elon’s present-day national reputation for excellence. Under Moncure’s leadership, Elon used grant funds to create a learning resources center, an honors program, a career center, an institutional research office and an administrative computing center.

Moncure was passionate about academic excellence, working with President Emeritus J. Fred Young to secure grant money from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for faculty and staff development. He hired numerous highly qualified faculty members, doubling the number of faculty with terminal degrees in their fields.

Moncure served as vice president until 1982, when he returned to the classroom to teach history. He retired in 1987 and received the Elon Medallion in 2005 for long and meritorious service to the university.

The funeral will be held at Elon Community Church Friday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. The family will welcome guests at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that contributions be made to:

Dr. James A. Moncure Scholarship Fund
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
Campus Box 2600
Elon, NC 27244

David Hibbard,
Staff
7/30/2007 9:47 AM