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Named NC State’s New Chief Financial Officer
Charles D. Leffler, a 20-year veteran
of facilities, finance and business at North Carolina
State University, has been named the new vice chancellor
for finance and business at the university, effective
August 1. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox announced his selection
today following approval by the Board of Trustees’
Academic Affairs and Personnel Committee after a five-month
Leffler is currently associate vice
chancellor for facilities, a post he has held since
1988. He will succeed George Worsley, who will retire
on July 31 after 28 years as NC State’s chief
In his new role, Leffler will oversee
a budget of nearly $1 billion and be responsible for
all business and finance functions supporting NC State’s
teaching, research and extension programs.
“For two decades, Charlie Leffler
has demonstrated rock-solid integrity and a comprehensive
understanding of university business operations,”
said Fox. “More important, he has a very clear
vision of the challenges and opportunities NC State
will face in the years ahead. His experience and sound
judgment have earned him the full confidence and support
of the entire campus community.”
As associate vice chancellor for facilities,
Leffler is responsible for managing all university facilities
and real property, and oversees key offices and departments
including facilities operations and maintenance, energy,
fleet management, real estate, campus master planning,
facilities planning and design, construction management,
and other organizations. He also oversees a current
capital construction program of $900 million, and controls
an operating budget of more than $50 million, with development
and management responsibility for almost 700 employees.
NC State controls 113,000 acres statewide, with about
200 major buildings totaling 11.3 million gross square
feet, on its campuses.
has played a leadership role in the ongoing development
of Centennial Campus, and helps oversee NC State’s
capital-expansion portion of the $468 million Higher
Education Bond Program. He works directly with university
leaders, the Board of Trustees, and local and state
government agencies to accomplish the missions of the
facilities and finance and business offices.
Prior to his current post, Leffler
served from 1984 to 1988 as assistant vice chancellor
for business at NC State, where he oversaw the support-service
units of purchasing, central stores, parking, transportation,
bookstores, graphics, campus laundry, telecommunications,
public safety, real estate, risk management, campus
museum and historical properties, and other departments
and offices. He supervised 300 employees and controlled
a $16 million budget.
Before joining NC State, Leffler served as director
of campus services at the University of Cincinnati,
which has four campuses and a medical center complex,
and controlled a budget of $18 million and 250 employees.
He also served as associate director of campus services
and director of parking and transportation at Cincinnati.
earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration
from the University of Cincinnati and is pursuing a
master’s degree in management in the College of
Management at NC State.
He has served on numerous committees
and task forces at NC State, including the Campus Design
Review Panel, the UNC Bond Program Planning Alliance,
the Neighborhood/Community Relations Task Force, and
the Centennial Campus Development Team, among many others,
and serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees’
Buildings and Property Committee.