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Chancellor's Letters

Chancellor Woodson posts monthly letters to engage the entire campus in topics of interest to the life of the university and its constituents.

Current Letter

New Beginnings

To the Faculty, Students and Staff, Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year at NC State. I hope you are ready for what is sure to be another exciting and memorable year, filled with academic challenges and opportunities. I especially want to offer a warm welcome to the 4,200+ new freshman and transfer students joining us, […]

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Previous Letters

Preparing for the Fall Semester

To the Faculty, Students and Staff, Our campus may appear a little quieter this time of year, but the summer session is underway and the summertime temperatures have descended upon us. Preparations for the 2015-2016 academic year are in full-swing and we have a number of exciting things to look forward to. In addition to […]

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Charleston Church Shooting

Dear NC State Community: Last night’s appalling and tragic shooting that killed nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, has shocked and saddened individuals and communities throughout the nation and across the world, including here at NC State. I know I speak for our larger Wolfpack family in stating […]

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Wrapping up the Academic Year

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: The end of the 2014-2015 academic year is quickly approaching. As we reflect back over the academic year, it has certainly been one of challenges for the Wolfpack. Of course, challenging times bring out the best at NC State, demonstrated by the giving of others. In the fall, […]

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Wrapping up the Academic Year

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: The end of the 2014-2015 academic year is quickly approaching. As we reflect back over the academic year, it has certainly been one of challenges for the Wolfpack. Of course, challenging times bring out the best at NC State, demonstrated by the giving of others. In the fall, […]

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Embracing our Community

Dear NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: Welcome back to campus. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday break, and are ready for a great semester. The New Year always brings a fresh sense of hope and excitement to NC State. The academic year is half over, spring is around the corner, and in […]

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Looking Down the Road

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: In my last Chancellor’s letter to the campus community, I looked back on all the progress we have made on our Strategic Plan over the last three years. Never one to stand still, NC State is moving forward on the next three years as we push our success […]

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Three years into the Strategic Plan

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: In what seems like the blink of an eye, four exciting years have passed since I arrived at NC State. Very early on after that, we began putting our strategic priorities in order. The path to even greater success for NC State is through intelligent planning, making the […]

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Bright spot for NC: Colleges worthy of investment

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: On a regular basis, I use this space for letters to the NC State community. This time I wanted to share with you something that received a wider audience. It’s an opinion piece that ran in the News & Observer. I think it is a good illustration of […]

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Rewarding our Employees

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: The success NC State enjoys is the result of the dedication and hard work of our employees.  Recruiting, retaining and rewarding our faculty and staff is our highest priority.  We are most grateful that the North Carolina General Assembly included in the budget a $1,000 across-the-board salary increase […]

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