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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

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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Previous Letters

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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Initial State Budget Proposal – May 2014

To NC State Faculty, Staff, and Students: I want to share with you my thoughts and concerns on the state budget proposal recently presented by Governor McCrory. First, it was reassuring to see university employees being valued in this spending plan. The budget includes $1,000 in increased salary and benefits for our university employees. This […]

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Looking Back On a Great Academic Year – May 2014

As we begin to wrap up the Spring 2014 semester, I can’t help but to take a moment and look back on the last nine months and all the exciting accomplishments we enjoyed at NC State. The President visited campus to announce the largest research grant in our history with the $140 million Next Generation […]

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Beating back the Winter Weather – March 2014

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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Presidential Visit Illustrates NC State’s Growing Reputation – February 2014

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 – December 2013

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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