Greater Charlotte Metro Area - Chancellor Visit
On April 26-27, Chancellor Woodson visited with approximately 200 area alumni and university supporters at a Charlotte museum before touring the North Carolina Research Campus, where he met with scientists and administrators from the cutting-edge facility.
Chancellor Woodson returned to Charlotte on July 28 to address the Charlotte Regional Partnership Board. The Charlotte Regional Partnership is a nonprofit, development organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the Charlotte region - a region of 2.6 million people located in North and South Carolina.
The Mint Museum
On Monday, April 26, NC State chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife, Susan, travelled to Charlotte to meet with alumni at a reception held at The Mint Museum.
All NC State alumni in the greater Charlotte metro area were invited to attend.
For more information on upcoming events, please visit the NC State Alumni Association's Web page.
The N.C. Research Campus at Kannapolis
On Tuesday, April 27, NC State chancellor Randy Woodson travelled to Kannapolis, N.C. to meet with scientists and administrators at the NC Research Campus (NCRC).
The North Carolina Research Campus is located north of Charlotte in the former textile mill town of Kannapolis, North Carolina. Scientists and university administrators from several North Carolina universities moved into two newly-constructed, jointly operated NCRC buildings in October 2008. Major research themes for most NCRC faculty center on the study of plant-based foods and how compounds produced in plants can protect against disease and support human health.
The campus represents a major effort by the state of North Carolina to revitalize the region following the decline of the textile industry. The campus is supported mainly through annual funding from the state of North Carolina, federal research grants to university researchers located on the campus, and investment of real estate by businessman David H. Murdock, former owner of the Cannon textile mill that previously occupied the site.