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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