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N.C. State holds forums in chancellor search

Posted August 26, 2009

— North Carolina State University held open forums Wednesday to discuss the search for a new chancellor.

University officials held a series of forums for faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public. The search committee wanted ideas to guide the selection of a candidate.

N.C. State seeks input on new chancellor N.C. State seeks input on new chancellor

"We just want their decisions to be very open and very honest, I think, so that hopefully those kinds of problems we don't have to deal with that again," said Trisha Moore, vice president of the Graduate Student Association.

Former Chancellor James Oblinger resigned in June as the university released e-mails showing he and former Gov. Mike Easley played a role in the hiring of former first lady Mary Easley.

Federal investigators have issued several subpoenas for information about Mary Easley's job and Mike Easley's travel.

Jim Woodward, the former chancellor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, is serving as N.C. State's interim chancellor.

N.C. State officials said it could take up to a year to hire a new chancellor.


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  • Beach4Me Aug 27, 2009

    Frightening to let students and faculty have a say in who becomes Chancellor. Hope they use a little better judgment in picking a Chancellor for the school than they did for the president of our country.

  • Professor Aug 26, 2009

    May they get an honest, respectful, and truthful person for this job. The right one!

  • patrick85ed Aug 26, 2009

    We still have not finished rooting out the rest of the people involved in the Mary Easley scandal here at NCSU. Shouldn't that be the priority first before we worry about getting a new Chancellor? I mean if anyone is going to clean up this school it would be far easier, politically speaking, for an interim to get rid of the corruption than someone who is permanent and has to worry about backlash. Just a thought...

  • the opinion no one asked for Aug 26, 2009

    i think mary easley is looking for a job

  • likemenow Aug 26, 2009

    Don't the Easley's have a son?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Aug 26, 2009

    How about keeping the interim chancellor? He's got my vote. The guy showed up at an NC State football practice. He knows and accepts sports are what brings attention to a university in many cases. Lord knows we need an administration that actually CARES how State performs in athletics, as opposed to just wanting to sell as many tickets as possible.