N.C. State AD Fowler Stepping Down

Courtesy gopack.com:

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State Director of Athletics, Lee Fowler, will step down effective June 30, Chancellor Randy Woodson announced Tuesday. Woodson will name an interim director prior to Fowler’s departure and a national search will begin immediately for his replacement, he said.

“Lee Fowler and I talked on Monday and we agreed that now is the appropriate time to make a change,” said Woodson.

The chancellor expressed his appreciation for Fowler’s accomplishments, which include the successful completion of a seven-year, $120 million capital campaign for the University Athletic Association that resulted in new athletic facilities and additional academic support for all NC State teams and student-athletes.

“I’ve made many friends and worked with terrific coaches, athletes and administrators at NC State,” Fowler said. “I am honored to have served this university for 10 years, but this is the right time for me and my family to seek other opportunities.”

The university said it would honor its obligations to Fowler under his employment contract. The contract expires on Sept. 30, 2013 and calls for Fowler to receive an annual salary of $280,000.

“We would like to thank Lee for his commitment to NC State over the years and wish him and his family success in the future,” Woodson said.

EXPANDED STATEMENT FROM LEE FOWLER REGARDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT:

"Naturally I am disappointed that I will not see firsthand the fruits of 10 year's work, but I have the greatest confidence that with the caliber of facilities and coaches we now have, along with a talented and dedicated administrative staff, the athletics program is poised for great success going forward.

I thank Chancellors Fox, Oblinger, Woodward and Woodson for the privilege of working under their excellent leadership. I want to thank and acknowledge Donn Ward and the great NC State faculty for their unwavering support.

Additionally, my family and I want to express our thanks for the outpouring of love and support we've received. Finally, I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His faithfulness in guiding my decisions and look forward to what His blessings will bring to NC State and me.”


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on May 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM
    To Too bad, it's too bad that West Raleigh College will have wasted all that money on the stuff they got, cause they wont get any better.
  • by Dave Location: Outside the box on May 6, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Terry Holland needs to do the same thing. I mean, what kind of an AD holds a press conference for a coach WITHOUT a piece of paper being signed known as a CONTRACT?
  • by Too bad Location: NC on May 5, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    Too bad. I kind of enjoyed state spending all the money on facilities and coaches and still being among the worst in the nation.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 5, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    hmm, N.C. State's hoops team should be amazing, yeah it will be amazing just like the Detroit Lions are amazing in the NFL.
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    Cant be much worse than ECU
  • by notachance on May 5, 2010 at 05:40 AM
    hmm, the Pack will be mediocre at best.
  • by hmm on May 4, 2010 at 09:44 PM
    While we're at it, post up an article about NCSU's basketball recruiting class. NCSU hoops SHOULD be amazing next year. Go Pack!
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