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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

Beating back the Winter Weather

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: A university, or any organization for that matter, is only as good as its people. That was clearly illustrated during our recent encounter with inclement weather. I want to thank all of our dedicated staff across the campus for not letting Mother Nature keep us from operating the [...]

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Previous Letters

Presidential Visit Illustrates NC State’s Growing Reputation

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students: I am constantly reminded of how NC State’s brand continues to grow, of how our reputation as a world-class research university is further strengthened every day. President Obama’s recent visit to campus is a perfect example. As you know, he announced that NC State will lead the new [...]

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

To NC State Faculty, Staff, and Students: As the year winds down and the semester comes to a close, we can look back at all the remarkable things that happened at NC State and also look forward to what will certainly be an equally exciting 2014. The opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library [...]

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Hofmann Forest Agreement

To NC State Faculty, Staff, and Students: We all know that we have faced a number of challenges over the last few months, but I don’t want them to overshadow the great academic year we have had so far.  We welcomed our strongest freshman class in history, we just opened the first phase of the [...]

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Impacts of State Budget on NC State

To NC State Faculty, Staff, and Students: As many of you know, this summer the North Carolina General Assembly passed a budget for the next two fiscal years which was then signed by the governor. The budget directly affects the UNC System and NC State, so I want to let you know where we stand. [...]

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The New Academic Year is Underway

To NC State Faculty, Staff, and Students, Welcome back to NC State for the start of the academic year! I hope that you all enjoyed your summer and you are excited for the challenges and triumphs that the new semester brings. Although you all may not have been at NC State this summer, the campus [...]

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Impacts of the New State Budget on NC State

To Students, Faculty and Staff, I hope that all of you have been enjoying an exciting and productive summer. During this time, the General Assembly has been busy as well and recently passed a budget for the next two fiscal years.   The Governor signed the spending plan on July 26. Since the budget directly affects [...]

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Evolution of Science Education

To NC State Faculty, Staff and Students, Between summer school, camps and new student orientations, our campus is humming with activity. Fortunately, I‘ve been able to grab a few moments of relaxation here and there, and I hope you have as well. Time away to recharge is invaluable, keeping us energized for our studies, our [...]

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April 22, 2013 – Driving Student Success with Strategic Planning

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 [...]

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March 1, 2013 – Economic Innovation: NC State’s Formula for Prosperity

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 [...]

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