WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A vice chancellor at a North Carolina university is out of a job after a tip prompted an investigation which showed she awarded a contract to a company where her husband works.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Carin Ioannou, vice chancellor at the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, left the school on Sept. 13 in what was described as an "at will" separation.

The State Auditor's office accused Ioannou of favoritism in awarding the $28,800 contract for work done in the lobby of the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem about a year ago.

State Auditor Beth Wood said her office received a tip last Oct. 31 and began investigating in January.

UNCSA attorney David Harrison said Ioannou's mistake was not disclosing the appearance of a conflict of interest.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com