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Search for Director, Institute for Emerging Issues


    The Opportunity

    NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of director of the Institute for Emerging Issues. The university seeks a visionary leader with strong professional ethics, values and integrity who thinks proactively to identify emerging trends across North Carolina, and who will engage with diverse individuals and groups to ensure the state’s continued economic prosperity.

    Nomination Committee


    Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden is pleased to announce that an open search for the Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues is now underway.

    • Committee Chair: Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director, NC State University Libraries
    • Debbie Acker, Director, Shelton Leadership Center
    • Ruben Carbonell, Director, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science
    • Jack Cecil, President and CEO, Biltmore Farms LLC, and Chair, Institute for Emerging Issues National Advisory Board
    • Pat Cronin, Assistant Director, Institute for Emerging Issues
    • Mark Hoversten, Dean, College of Design
    • Carol Mattocks, Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention Founding Chair and Member, Institute for Emerging Issues National Advisory Board
    • Irwin Morris, Executive Director, School of Public and International Affairs
    • Julie Smith, Assistant Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development
    • Maurice Smith, CEO, Local Government Federal Credit Union, and Vice Chair, Institute for Emerging Issues National Advisory Board
    • Davina Thrash, Business Officer, Institute for Emerging Issues

    Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources Division will be assisting the committee. Kelly Wick will be the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost’s liaison for this search.

    Nomination Committee Meetings

    • Charge to the committee: 6.29.22, 8:45-10 a.m., via Zoom
    • Recruitment check-in: 8.30.22, 3-4 p.m., via Zoom
    • Mid-search review: 9.20.22, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., via Zoom
    • Candidate selection: 10.14.22, 3-4:30 p.m., via Zoom
    • First round interviews: Weeks of 10.24.22 and 10.31.22
    • Finalist interviews: Weeks of 12.05.22 and 12.12.22

    More Information on the Search

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