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July 2022 Announcements

Administrator Updates:

  • Steve Markham, a professor in the Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Poole College of Management, has been appointed Executive Director of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, effective July 1, following Senior Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Tom Miller’s retirement. Markham will report to Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Rob Dunn.
  • Tony Reevy has been named Executive Director of Development and Assistant Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Initiatives Development, effective July 1. In this role, which is a shared position between the Provost’s Office and University Advancement, Reevy will develop, implement and manage comprehensive fundraising strategies for university interdisciplinary initiatives, and will partner with development staff across campus, including college/unit chief development officers and members of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement.
  • Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences search: Three finalists for dean have been selected for on-campus interviews, which began on Jul. 11. The finalists and their interview dates are:
    • Antoine Alston, North Carolina A&T State University: Jul. 11-12
    • John Killefer, South Dakota State University: Jul. 18-19
    • Jayson Lusk, Purdue University: Jul. 21-22

The candidates’ CVs and interview schedules, as well as Go links for the Zoom webinar open forums, are available on the search page on the Provost’s Office website or

  • Several new department heads have been named, with all appointments effective July 1. They are:
    • Jon Bohlmann (previously interim), Department of Business Management, Poole College of Management
    • Gene Bressler (interim), Department Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, College of Design
    • Peter Ferket (interim), Prestage Department of Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • Sujit Ghosh (interim), Department of Statistics, College of Sciences
    • Kevin Oliver, Department of Teacher, Education, and Learning Sciences, College of Education
    • Roby Sawyers, Department of Accounting, Poole College of Management

NC State Continuing and Lifelong Education

  • The McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education (MCE&CE) was renamed NC State Continuing and Lifelong Education (NCSCaLE), effective July 1. The new name, the latest evolution in the division’s nearly 100-year history of public service, establishes a stronger identification with the university and its strategic plan.  While the division name is changing, the building where NCSCaLE is located will remain unchanged — the Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center — to recognize the ideals and contributions of Jane S. McKimmon (1867-1957), a pioneer in the field of continuing education. McKimmon served for 35 years (1911-1946) as a leader in home demonstration work, and received many honors for her outstanding direction of youth and adult extension education in North Carolina. The McKimmon Conference and Training Center is a hub of activity that affords access to a wide array of learning opportunities, professional meeting facilities, and university services–serving close to 95,000 participants in approximately 1,300 education programs, courses and events during the 2021-22 fiscal year. NCSCaLE remains committed to honoring McKimmon’s legacy and meeting the educational needs of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, and corporations.


  • Registration is now open for DELTA’s Summer Shorts program “Recipes for Teaching Success” and Boot Camp: Moodle and More! You can register for individual sessions, which are available August 15-19 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., in a hybrid format. These sessions focus on NC State’s innovative instructional technologies. Register today.
  • Moodle 4 is up and ready for fall academic courses, but what does that mean for our Projects and Outreach users? The Outreach and Project Moodle spaces will be upgraded on August 8. When upgraded, all content will be maintained. Make sure you are ready for fall!
  • Join us in person or online for a walkthrough of the improved navigation of Moodle 4 and explore organizational strategies in the new theme during a one-hour session. An optional one- or two-hour Open Lab will follow the workshop.
  • Lead Instructional Designer Caitlin McKeown presented at the Join the Journey: 2022 Digital Accessibility Conference offering tips on accessible course design. She shared her expertise on best practices for making all course content available to all students.
  • Be on the lookout for our next cycle of DELTA Express Grants in the August DELTA Connections newsletter. Stay tuned.

From the Office for Faculty Excellence:

  • Angie Smith will serve as the Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) Faculty Fellow and looks forward to connecting with faculty across NC State to develop opportunities for creating community and continued collaboration related to mutual topics of interest. She embraces multiple roles as a partner, mother, associate teaching professor, NC State program coordinator and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Supervisor (NC). Angie has been teaching online and on-campus at NC State for 12 years. She has worked in corporate environments, academia in college counseling environments, and private practice settings. Angie has been dedicated to the counseling profession, advocating with her clients and students, and teaching counseling skills to counselors-in-training and within the community.

From the Office of Global Engagement:

  • Urmica Yelavarthy, class of 2021, joined NC State to attain her master’s degree in Architecture with a certificate in Energy and Technology as well as Public Interest Design. Originally from Bangalore, India, Urmica credits the support of her father with her decision to earn a master’s degree in the United States. “If it wasn’t for my dad who encouraged me to pursue something out of the ordinary, I would have not made it this far.” Learn more in this Global Alumni Spotlight.

From NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

  • On July 1, NC State Entrepreneurship became NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship to align with the university’s strategic plan, Wolfpack 2030: Powering the Extraordinary. As part of this shift, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will become a part of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

From Institutional Strategy and Analysis:

  • Reports on the 2022 Spring Sophomore Survey have been updated to include a new crosstabulation dashboard. This interactive interface enables the user to do bivariate analyses between survey questions. Any two of the almost 200 questions on the Sophomore Survey can be used in a bivariate analysis. For example, you could look at the relationship between respondents’ “overall satisfaction with instruction” and the extent to which they believe “NC State is meeting my intellectual growth needs.” This dashboard will allow users to explore the data in ways previously not available. Check it out here

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