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NC State Chancellor Woodson speaking to students


Fourteen chancellors have led NC State since its founding in 1887. Under the leadership of Dr. Randy Woodson, North Carolina’s largest university has bolstered its reputation as a preeminent research enterprise.

Chancellor Search Process

Chancellor Randy Woodson has announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2025. A search for NC State’s 15th chancellor is underway, led by the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee.

Holladay Hall in the spring on a warm May afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Red Chair Chats With Chancellor Woodson

What sounded like science fiction just 10 years ago has become reality, thanks to CRISPR. Professor Rodolphe Barrangou joins Chancellor Woodson to discuss this game-changing technology.

We make sense of the world for the benefit of the public. Our rigorous programs prepare students to develop solutions that serve the greater good, and our research has life-changing impact.

Graduate and undergraduate students pose for a photo on Stafford Commons to celebrate with family, parents, friends and others after their graduation ceremony in Reynolds.