Purdue Provost Set To Become NC State Chancellor

The president of the University of North Carolina system is set to nominate the provost of Purdue University to become the next chancellor at North Carolina State University.

WRAL-TV reported Thursday that UNC president Erskine Bowles was to present William "Randy" Woodson to a committee of the UNC Board of Governors.

The News & Observer of Raleigh first reported Wednesday that Bowles is expected to recommend Woodson to the full board on Friday. University officials declined to confirm to The Associated Press on Thursday if Bowles will recommend Woodson.

The 52-year-old Woodson has served as Purdue's provost since May 2008. He would replace James Oblinger, who resigned as chancellor last June amid questions over his role in hiring former Gov. Mike Easley's wife in 2005.


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  • by Dave Location: The Dark Side on Jan 9, 2010 at 06:14 PM
    RP: Ohhh, silly! I am sooo much more than only about Star Wars. I also love Elton John, Clay Aiken, cabaret, vacations in the Bay area, comfy shawls, designing my own clothing line, styling my life partners hair and so much more!
  • by RP Location: ENC on Jan 9, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    LOL! I had to Google it, but another side of Dave emerges. He is a Star Wars geek. Now, THAT totally fits Dave.
  • by Bubba Location: out of state on Jan 7, 2010 at 08:03 PM
    Figures that we would have to go out of state and find someone for the job.....surely there has to be 1 wolfpack graduate that could do the job, if not we have failed badly again as a State.
  • by Dave Location: The dark side on Jan 7, 2010 at 07:19 PM
    No matter what Bev says, I still think that Chancellor Palpatine would have been the proper choice.
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