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Jul 8, 2020

Supporting our International Students

Dear International Students and All Members of the NC State Community, International students are an essential and valued part of our NC State community. As a university, we are dedicated to doing all we can to ensure your educational pathway at NC State is not interrupted.  As many of you are aware, earlier this week the Department of… 

May 31, 2020

Grief, Anger and Needed Change

The inhumane and unjust circumstances surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Monday have left many in our community, myself included, feeling deep sorrow, frustration and understandable anger. Over the weekend we’ve witnessed this grief and anger displayed in many ways, including a peaceful protest in Raleigh, and unfortunately, separate acts of vandalism… 

Apr 28, 2019

Responding to Violence Against Faith Communities

NC State Community: This weekend our nation witnessed yet another horrific act of anti-Semitic violence at the Chabad of Poway synagogue outside of San Diego where one person was killed, and three others were injured in a shooting on the last day of Passover. This appalling act follows other recent incidents of violence and hatred targeted… 

Mar 30, 2017

HB2 Repeal

NC State Community: Today the Governor and North Carolina General Assembly approved a House Bill 2 repeal compromise. I’m pleased to share the following statement on the repeal of HB 2 from UNC President Margaret Spellings. “This is a good day for the state and a positive step forward—specifically for the students, faculty, and staff of… 

Sep 30, 2016

Racial Climate Town Hall and Next Steps

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: On behalf of myself and the administrators who attended yesterday’s Student Government Town Hall on Racial Climate, please accept our sincere thanks to all who attended this important community meeting. Particularly to the students who spoke, thank you for your heartfelt and passionate words. I admire your courage in sharing… 

Nov 9, 2015

Freedom of Speech

To NC State Faculty, Students and Staff: Freedom of speech was a founding principle of our nation and is the first of protected rights in our Bill of Rights. This right is viewed by many as one of the most important institutions of liberty. One of the great things about a university campus is the free and… 

Aug 20, 2015

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, along… 

Jun 18, 2015

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 our thoughts… 

Sep 19, 2012

Campus Safety Message

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. 

Jun 29, 2012

Consolidation and Realignment of Business Services

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 culture of…