To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, As the academic year draws to a close, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the last twelve months and examine where we’ve been, the accomplishments we’ve earned and the direction we are taking. The students, faculty, staff and alumni of NC State all witnessed great achievements [...]
Chancellor Woodson posts monthly letters to engage the entire campus in topics of interest to the life of the university and its constituents.
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, This week, NC State took another step in its continued leadership of driving economic development and job growth in North Carolina. The new James B. Hunt, Jr. Library on Centennial Campus provided the perfect backdrop for hosting the event, “Transforming Economies: The Role of University Innovation in Economic [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, On January 26 all eyes focused on the basketball court; meanwhile, another meeting took place in Raleigh between North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one with positive impact that reaches far beyond our campuses. For the first time in history, [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, As we near the close of this semester, we’ve reached the time of year when tuition and fees are on the minds of many. It’s important we remember that throughout 125 years, NC State has maintained our long tradition of offering a quality education at a reasonable price. [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, A lot has changed over the last 125 years. The landscape of higher education continues to evolve, reacting to the complexities and conflicts of the modern world. Yet in the face of rising adversity, NC State has built a reputation for being a dynamic research institution responsive to [...]
In light of the recent incidents on and around the NC State campus, I want to reinforce our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment while stressing the importance of personal awareness. The safety of our campus community is a top priority and a fundamental component of our mission as an institute of educational excellence. As such, we have never before been so well-equipped to both maintain and efficiently communicate about campus security. We have increased the scope of our communication of recent incidents involving the NC State community so that students, faculty and staff have the necessary information to make safe choices when traveling on or off campus.
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, This is my favorite time of year! Yes, it is still hot, but the return of over 34,000 students makes it feel like spring. It is a great time to be part of the Wolfpack family, as excitement of NC State’s 125th birthday continues. In celebrating this milestone, [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, The Recommendations for Strategic Realignment to Increase Organizational Efficiency, which I accepted on March 11, 2011, included the consolidation and realignment of the university’s business services. The specific recommendation was to create consolidated Business Operations Centers (BOCs) on the campus to improve institutional effectiveness and strengthen NC State’s [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, Now that the General Assembly has passed this year’s revised budget, I wanted to share some of the details, especially as they affect NC State and the UNC System. Keep in mind that the budget is not final yet. The Governor has 10 days to sign, veto or [...]
May is a month filled with celebration, tradition and the beautiful North Carolina weather. With the warm air come the many colors of spring and a sudden abundance of Wolfpack red, as our graduating class proudly dons its commencement attire. With diplomas in hand and tassels on the right, our newest graduates share a connection [...]
To the NC State community: As a result of the strategic realignment recommendations I accepted just over a year ago, the provost formed the Academic Science Program Task Force in May 2011. The task force, made up of faculty representing all 10 colleges, the Graduate School and the Division of Undergraduate Academic Programs, conducted a [...]
Happy Birthday, NC State! It is truly exciting to be part of such an incredible community as we join together to celebrate a milestone year. What campus was like 125 years ago is hard to imagine, but the tradition upon which this university was founded stands true today. The roots of NC State can be [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, Before many of you leave for spring break, I want to take this opportunity to provide a brief review of where we’ve been this year and an update of what to expect when you return. We’ve had an excellent academic year that has so far included a visit [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable break and that you are off to a great start for the second half of 2011-2012. Campus has been buzzing with activity as students, faculty and staff all settling back into the swing of things. As our campus resumes [...]
Well, Dead Week is upon us! This beautiful fall is finally coming to an end in seemingly perfect unison with our academic calendar. From occupiers and tuition discussions to hosting the President of the United States, life at NC State continues to provide our students with outstanding opportunity for personal and professional development. As our [...]
Susan and I are excited to be leading the NC State Delegation to Hong Kong, China and South Korea. The connections we build abroad strengthen the NC State community and enhance our effectiveness as a university. The delegation plans to engage alumni, corporate leaders and university officials to develop partnerships that expand the impact of [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, The heat of summer has finally broken, 34,000-plus students are back on campus and we’re off and running on a new year, NC State University’s 125th. There is much to celebrate about the history and identity of NC State, but before the celebration begins let’s finish off the [...]
To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, The fall transformation of our campus begins again … the Brickyard, the Atrium, D.H. Hill, Dan Allen, Hillsborough Street all come to life as 34,000 students and more than 8,000 faculty and staff embrace the arrival of a new academic year. Welcome back. Students will find that the [...]
We are not going to let budget challenges cripple us. We will move forward by thinking differently about the way we are organized and operate. If there is positive news in this budget environment, it’s this: the combined efforts of our organizational realignment, strategic planning and ongoing budget planning have positioned us to lessen the impact of the reduction.
Today, the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 became official.