Many people know him as postmaster general. Some know him as a successful businessman or the former CEO of New Breed Logistics. But members of the Elon community know Louis DeJoy as one of the benefactors for Odyssey scholarships, and as a member of the Elon University Board of Trustees since 2007.Elon University trustee Louis DeJoy selected to lead U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on August 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee is holding a hearing on "Protecting the Timely Delivery of Mail, Medicine, and Mail-in Ballots." (Tom Brenner/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
DeJoy was unanimously selected by the Post Office’s Board of Governors to serve as the CEO of the largest postal organization in the world according to a press release. DeJoy will become the 75th Postmaster General on June 15. He replaces Megan Brennan who announced her intentions to step down in October 2019.New Odyssey scholarships seen as 'significant' addition for Center for Access and Success
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Protestors hold signs on the corner of Country Club Road and Cleburne Street in Greensboro N.C. on Sunday, Aug. 16.
In response to a formal request from Academic Council Chair Lee Bush, Elon University President Connie Book acknowledged concerns expressed by members of the Elon community regarding the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who is on the Elon Board of Trustees.Faculty motion regarding postmaster general passes
Elon University professors voted in favor of a motion asking Postmaster General and Board of Trustee member Louis DeJoy to commit to improving the service provided by the United States Postal Service and absolve his personal conflict of interests or step down as trustee to the university at the Sept. 4 faculty meeting. Jeff Clark, professor of mathematics, proposed the motionSome Elon faculty members dissent on motion regarding Louis DeJoy
Before faculty members voted on the motion asking Postmaster General and Elon University Board of Trustees member Louis DeJoy to commit to improving the service provided by the United States Postal Service and absolve his personal conflict of interests or step down as trustee to the university, professor of biology Dave Gammon gave a speech against the motion. To Gammon, the situation with DeJoy is multifaceted, and he said the proposal was a “very one-sided view” of a complex issue.Elon SGA legislation denounces Louis DeJoy, puts pressure on Board of Trustees
The Student Government Association passed legislation last night at their weekly business meeting that condemns the actions of Elon Board of Trustees member and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and requests that the board discuss his membership.Upon the passage of the bill, the Speaker of the Senate and Executive Vice President Jonathan Stettler is instructed to communicate the resolution to all members of the Board of Trustees, and request a transparent discussion on DeJoy’s place on the board that should be communicated with the Elon community, according to the legislation.