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2020 Chancellor’s Fall Address

Hear from Chancellor Randy Woodson as he reflects on a tumultuous year, the Wolfpack's resilience and our readiness for the future.

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This year’s Chancellor’s Fall Address TOOK place on Monday, Nov. 9. as one of the signature events of Red and White Week, our annual celebration of homecoming.

In normal years, the chancellor speaks to the Wolfpack community in person from the atrium of Talley Student Union. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the address was instead delivered online.

In his address, the chancellor spoke to the challenges of the previous 12 months, including the effects of the global pandemic, continued reminders of injustice across the country and the pain felt by many on campus.

The address also highlighted NC State’s many recent academic and research triumphs; praised the community’s outreach, partnership and fundraising efforts; and celebrated the resilience of the Wolfpack in the face of adversity.

Watch the address for a reminder of NC State’s founding purpose — and its bright future.