NCSU chancellor's house to become museum

Posted November 30, 2010

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— The North Carolina State University Board of Trustees has approved plans to renovate the chancellor's residence to become the new home of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design.

The Gregg, which displays some of its collection of textiles, folk art, photography and furniture in the Talley Student Center on N.C. State's campus, has never had its own building since it was founded more than 30 years ago.

N.C. State is building a $3 million house for the chancellor on Centennial Campus because, officials have said, the 82-year-old residence on Pullen Road across from the Bell Tower is too small to host fundraising events and important visitors to campus. The new residence is expected to be finished late next year.


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  • Question Dec 1, 2010

    The irony--spending $3 million to build a new larger house so that they can hold larger crowds at fund raisers.

  • carrboroyouth Dec 1, 2010

    They are already renovating the Atrium and have plans to renovate Talley soon (which is billing the students)! Now this?

    State frustrates me when they cut sections of class in the name of saving money - some that we need to take in order to graduate- and then use millions to renovate & rebuild our Chancellor's house.

    Very frustrating.

  • jlbest Dec 1, 2010

    I understand why they are building him a new house, but I think it is the wrong time. Universities across the state are raising tutition costs. I personally have to pay almost $1000 for each grad school class each semester. I've gone to NCSU for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, but the costs is getting too much!

  • kdhmoss Dec 1, 2010

    I'm quite sure the $ to build the new chancellor's home is coming from private donations - no state funds. The renovation of the existing home may use state funds.

  • archmaker Nov 30, 2010

    don't forget this is ncsu - due to mary e. this chancellor was not even here when this project was planned and financed.

  • allanonofnc Nov 30, 2010

    What a great waste of the money allocated to NC State. Geez, no wonder they want to increase tuition. I thought the whole point of building the Park Alumni Building was to host these events? Bad move on the chancellor's part to set an example of saving money in these dire times.