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NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson greets students at commencement.

Jul 18, 2024

Chancellor Woodson Announces Plan to Retire

Transformative leader led NC State to new heights in a number of critical areas, including student achievement, research output and fundraising. 

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson throws up a "wolf" sign as he speaks from a podium.

Oct 25, 2023

Chancellor Woodson Receives AURP Leadership Award

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson received the 2023 Leadership Award from the Association of University Research Parks in recognition of the success and impact of NC State’s Centennial Campus. 

Chancellor Woodson and Leigh-Kathryn Bonner sit down for an interview at the Bee Downtown offices.

Jun 8, 2022

Chancellor Woodson Talks Bees, Entrepreneurship With Bee Downtown Founder

In episode four of Red Chair Chats, Chancellor Woodson interviews NC State alumna and Bee Downtown founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner. 

Chancellor Woodson and BJ Barham sit down for an interview at The Point.

Jun 1, 2022

Chancellor Woodson Talks Wolfpack Fandom, Jams Out With American Aquarium

In episode three of Red Chair Chats, Chancellor Woodson interviews BJ Barham, an NC State alum and lead singer of the band American Aquarium. 

Randy Woodson delivers the annual fall address during Red and White week in 2019 in the Talley Student Union.

Sep 16, 2021

Board of Governors Extends Woodson’s Term as Chancellor

Randy Woodson’s results-oriented leadership earns him a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm of NC State until June 2025. 

An NC State student in a mask looks at her laptop.

May 13, 2021

Woodson Reflects on Heroes of Pandemic

Chancellor Randy Woodson credits the Wolfpack community for persevering through the sacrifices and challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson

Apr 29, 2019

Woodson Honored as a Top CEO in the Triangle

A nationally recognized scholar and academic leader, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson was named a “CEO of the Year” by the Triangle Business Journal. 

A stylized shot of Talley Student Union with lights superimposed.

Oct 17, 2018

Chancellor Woodson to Deliver Fall Address Nov. 2

As part of Red and White Week — NC State's weeklong Homecoming celebrations — Chancellor Woodson will deliver his annual address to the university community. 

Oct 26, 2017

Prague Students Welcome Chancellor Woodson

Students in Prague surprised Chancellor Randy Woodson with a Rube Goldberg machine to celebrate the expansion of the NC State European Center in Prague. This summer, the center opened NC State's only permanent overseas facility. 

Oct 25, 2017

Chancellor to Deliver Fall Address Nov. 3

Don’t miss the chancellor’s fall address for a review of NC State’s extraordinary year and a look at the opportunities and challenges ahead. 

Jun 7, 2017

Big Data, Sensors to Transform Cities

Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland, told a Centennial Campus conference that new technologies developed through public-private partnerships would drive the creation of smart cities. 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Jan 31, 2017

NC State Response to Immigration Executive Order

NC State is advising faculty, staff and students from seven countries named in a presidential executive order temporarily limiting the entry of immigrants and refugees to avoid international travel until further notice. 

Dec 8, 2016

2016 Chancellor’s Report

Thanks to our extraordinary faculty, staff and students, NC State is driving positive change in a wide range of disciplines. Explore some of the year’s most significant accomplishments in the 2016 Chancellor’s Report. 

Dec 1, 2016

Woodsons Host Holiday Reception on Dec. 7 at The Point

Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife Susan invite all NC State faculty and staff to to attend their annual holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Point. 

Oct 19, 2016

Woodson to Deliver Fall Address Oct. 28

Plan to attend Chancellor Randy Woodson’s annual fall address for an update on NC State’s goals for the coming year. The event will be followed by a celebration marking the official launch of a major university fundraising campaign.