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2018 Chancellor's Report

From the Chancellor

As chancellor of NC State University, it’s my privilege — and pleasure — to see our institution take its place among the nation’s top-performing universities.

This is already the campus of choice for people who want to get things done. Our work has helped to bring more than $1.9 billion in capital investment to North Carolina this year. We’re fourth in the nation for the proportion of research sponsored by industry. And we’re the first university in North America to establish an IBM Q Hub, a leading-edge partnership to harness quantum computing.

A record number of high school students applied to NC State last year, and the incoming class was our largest and most qualified yet — surpassed only by our cohort for this year. We’re consistently named among the best values in higher education, which is one reason why more in-state students are applying to NC State than to any other public university in North Carolina.

Two years ago, we announced an unprecedented fundraising effort — the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign — to match our unprecedented momentum. We set a big, bold goal of $1.6 billion in private support. With three years left in the campaign, we’re 87 percent of the way there.

Our alumni, donors and friends are proud of this university and excited about its future — and so am I. Across this site, you’ll find out why.

Randy Woodson

2017 Chancellor's Report

2017 Chancellor's Report is up on the website.


The State of the Endowment Webcast

October 5, 2017  |  University Communications

For an update on NC State’s endowment and how it is currently invested, tune in to a webcast presented by University Treasurer Mary Peloquin-Dodd, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

You can access The State of the Endowment webcast several ways:

The webcast will be recorded and available for playback at a later date.

The university’s endowment is an important source of funds for NC State. Money generated by the endowment pays for scholarships and fellowships for talented students, professorships and chairs for distinguished faculty members and programs advancing research and academic endeavors across campus.

Chancellor Randy Woodson has focused on efforts to grow the endowment since he arrived at NC State in 2010. Those efforts have been remarkably successful, resulting in an increase of more than 142 percent since then. The endowment is valued at more than $1.1 billion in total assets.

The aggregate endowment investment return was over 12 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to the treasurer’s office.

PNC Bank Named Official Bank of NC State

September 27, 2017 

Mick Kulikowski  |  919.515.8387

PNC Bank, N.A. and North Carolina State University announced today that PNC will become the official bank of NC State University.

Expanding its longstanding relationship with NC State, PNC will provide on-campus banking, as well as offer free financial literacy and education programs to more than 42,000 students, faculty and staff. The agreement will provide approximately $9 million to NC State over the 15-year contract term.

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement and appreciate PNC’s long-term support of NC State,” said Chancellor Randy Woodson. “This sponsorship provides convenience and financial management educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff, as well as resources to help achieve our university’s educational, research and outreach mission.”