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Office of Information Technology

M.I. Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

K.G. Horne, Director, Business Services 
E.D. Sills, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Shared Services
G.W. Sparks, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communication Technologies
G.T. Hazlehurst, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Application Services
S.N. Martin, Senior Director, Outreach, Communications and Consulting
M.S. Bell, Chief Information Security Officer
S. West, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Support Services

NC State offers you a leading-edge academic computing environment to enrich your student life and learning. Here, you’ll find that many colleges and administrative and academic units are involved in providing various IT resources, services and information.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides centralized campus-wide computing and information and communication technology services in support of the university’s academic and administrative goals. Some of OIT’s major services are:

  • Campus-wide data network infrastructure, including the multi-gigabit network backbone and wireless computing infrastructure
  • MyPack Portal, the gateway to university online enterprise systems and services, such as Human Resources, Financials and the Student Information System
  • ResNet, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access for students living in campus housing
  • Telephone and cable TV services, which are available to all students, faculty and staff
  • Hundreds of software packages for student use from computing labs, and many also available from the NC State Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) environment
  • Google Apps @ NC State, the university’s official provider of Web-based email and calendaring services and numerous collaborative tools
  • University’s central Web servers
  • File space
  • Classroom technology support
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) for researchers and students in computational science
  • IT security for campus computing resources, including acceptable use rules and regulations
  • NC State Help Desk, which provides support to students and other users of campus resources
  • Hardware and software support for student-owned computers through the OIT Walk-in Center

Unity ID and Password

As an NC State student, you will have a Unity ID and password, which are your credentials to access campus-wide computing services and facilities.

Information about your Unity ID and password and help are provided during student orientation sessions, from the NC State Help Desk, and online on the OIT website.

Unity Labs

As a student, you may use the Unity computer labs that are equipped with Windows, Linux and Macintosh workstations that provide direct access to information technologies. Colleges and academic departments support additional computing facilities, and overall, there are more than 125 student-computing labs on campus, with more than 2,800 workstations with high-speed network connections. NC State does not require you to own a computer, although specific colleges or programs may make this requirement. Information about computer recommendations, specifications and purchasing options are published online on the OIT website and updated annually. 


For additional information, see NC State’s computing resources:

  • OIT website
  • OIT Walk-in Center, West Dunn Building (corner of Dan Allen and Thurman drives)
  • NC State Help Desk, 515-HELP (4357);; or 



Office of Professional Development

Chip Futrell, Director
Phone: (919) 515-2261

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) develops, promotes, and coordinates noncredit seminars, certificate programs, and conferences to a broad market on a wide range of topics. Program areas include: GMAT, GRE and LSAT test preparation; accounting and taxation; agriculture; communications; education; engineering; English as a second language; environmental; management; textiles; and general interest. Events management services are available to help both campus and non campus groups more efficiently and productively administer educational seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development

Alan H. Rebar, Vice Chancellor for Research

Mladen A. Vouk, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development 

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Economic Development

Jonathan Horowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure

Rick Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration

Kelly Sexton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures

Matt Peterson, Director, Federal Research Affairs

Genevieve Garland, Director of Operations

Bonnie Aldridge, Manager, Communications and Planning                     

Vice Chancellor.  As Chief Research Officer (CRO), the Vice Chancellor oversees all research activities at NC State.  Under his authority, units reporting to the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development centrally manage research administration, the university's intellectual properties, and industry and government agency alliances on the university's award-winning research campus.  Researchers at NC State are supported by $349+ million in sponsored programs from federal, local government, industry, and nonprofit organizations.  NC State's research portfolio exceeds 4,000 invention disclosures, 880 US patents, 600 active commercialization agreements, and 500 products to market.  Centennial Campus hosts more than 70 corporate, government and nonprofit partners working with the university's 75+ centers and institutes, laboratories and research departments.

Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV).  NC State University is a research powerhouse and a powerful economic engine for North Carolina.  OTCNV plays a crucial role in this by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups.  OTCNV provides innovators with a wide range of programs and services to protect, market, and license intellectual property developed at NC State. Collaboration with NC State innovators and industry partners has led to the creation of more than 100 startups and 500 commercialized products that benefit society on a local, national and global scale.

Partnerships + Alliances.  Partnerships and Alliances builds mutually beneficial relationships between the University and industry, government agencies and non-profits; streamlines access to important resources to help partners and potential partners who want to work with the University; and assists businesses and other organizations that are interested in relocating to North Carolina or growing their footprint here. NC State’s Centennial Campus is a university research park that provides proximity to world-class researchers, workers and students – all in an amenity-rich environment. Industry Alliances cultivates partnerships with organizations that have a desire to engage with the University, developing mutually beneficial relationships and adding value to the collaborative experience.

Research Development Office (RDO).  The RDO facilitates collaboration between faculty and interdisciplinary research experts, providing strategic and responsive support that enhances the university's most valued research initiatives.  By searching a centralized, easy-to-access portal, researchers quickly find internal and external funding opportunities.  Once identified, potential funding translates to successful grants with the help of Research Development's tools and training resources that support researchers as they plan, write, and submit competitive proposals.

Sponsored Programs & Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS).   SPARCS facilitates the submission of proposals, negotiation of agreements, the administration of internally and externally funded projects, and the administration of subagreements that provide funding to NC State University.  This includes all aspects of externally sponsored research and scholarship, from pre-award management to non-fiscal post-award management.

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC).  The SBTDC is the state’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Since 1984, the center has helped more than 100,000 North Carolina business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs make better decisions, often leading to increased revenues and employment.

Centers + Institutes.  NC State's Centers and Institutes reflect the university's commitment to interdisciplinary scholarly pursuit, including research, instruction and public service.  These cutting-edge organizations are frontrunners in their field, blazing the trails for other researchers to follow.  Research and innovation on topics ranging from climate change to textiles add value to the everyday lives of our state's citizens, maintaining public trust and admiration and standing at the forefront in global excellence for research and discovery.  Here, the leadership of these organizations can access the materials, procedures and policies necessary to manage their efforts responsibly, equitably and with the highest integrity.

Federal Relations.  Federal Relations serves as a primary liaison between NC State and the federal government, public policy makers and national organizations on issues related to higher education, research funding, and specific matters affecting students, faculty and staff.

Integrated Support Services Center (ISSC).  The ISSC was created to provide streamlined, professional services to faculty and administrators, eliminating costly duplication, creating efficiency and improving timeliness.

University Advancement

Brian C. Sischo, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

Brad C. Bohlander, Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications & Chief Communications Officer
Francine Cronin, Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development
Kushal Dasgupta, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement Services
Lisa Dyer, Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Derek Bryan, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business
Mark Minor, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Creative Strategies
Ralph E. "Benny" Suggs, Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations &
Christina Walker, Director of Principal Gifts

The Office of University Advancement at NC State strives to enhance the perception of and knowledge about the university’s programs and accomplishments; to provide alumni, students, and friends with programs and services that instill loyalty and pride; to secure resources which will enhance the academic quality of the institution; to be good stewards of its endowments and advance the growth of investment at NC State; to promote advocacy of the university and to effectively integrate advancement efforts across the university’s divisions, colleges, programs and affiliated foundations. The office oversees a division that includes development, alumni relations, university communications, and advancement services. Visit the University Advancement website for more information.

Advancement Services supports all components of University Advancement, as well as other units involved in advancement activities throughout NC State, through management of the primary prospect/donor/alumni/friend database, conducting donor research, processing and receipting private pledges, gifts and grants, generating official fundraising activity reports, managing prospect management and tracking systems, providing donor stewardship and endowment reporting, and developing and coordinating all development communications. Other initiatives include management of the University online giving website, support of the alumni association alumni web portal, conducting education and training in the areas of national best practices and rules and regulations pertaining to fundraising activities, ethics, and accountability, and management of an international listserv dedicated of the furtherance of the entire advancement services profession.

The NC State Alumni Association engages alumni through programs and services that foster pride and enhance lifelong connections to NC State. The Association encourages alumni to be Red and White for Life — with connections to the university and fellow alumni no matter where they live by linking alumni to the university through membership, a statewide, national, and growing international network of alumni, programming for special-interest groups and students, events and an array of communication tools, including the award-winning NC State magazine. The Alumni Association offers membership options and benefits for alumni who join, and supports a growing Student Alumni Association (SAA), with events and programming that builds connections and enhances their student experience. The Association also sustains the prestigious Caldwell Fellows Scholarship Program, funded by alumni endowments and contributions, and designed to foster academic excellence, leadership, personal growth and service learning.   The Association upholds campus traditions such as the official class ring, Homecoming, Ram Roast, the Tradition Keepers Medals, Wolfpack Freshmen Welcome events, and Founders’ Day, as well as the Legacy Luncheon for incoming freshmen whose parents and/or grandparents attended NC State.  In addition, the Association is responsible for the Evening of Stars Gala to celebrate NC State’s distinguished alumni, and the Faculty Awards to recognize the achievements of the university’s outstanding undergraduate and graduate faculty. The Association offers services such as the Wolf Treks alumni travel program and Career Services. Students and alumni can visit the Alumni Association in the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center on Centennial Campus, or contact the Alumni Association at (919) 515-3375 or (800) 627-2586. For a complete overview of programs, services and events, visit the Alumni Association's website

University Development works with the colleges and programs at North Carolina State University to secure private financial support for priority projects and programs. This support may come from individuals (alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends), corporations, philanthropic foundations and other organizations.  The mission of University Development is to strengthen relationships with alumni and friends and reconnect them with campus colleagues in their colleges and areas of interest, reach out to alumni and friends living out-of-state to carry the messages of NC State's progress, success, and vision for the future, and to serve as liaisons to university-wide programs to support their fundraising and outreach efforts.

University Development provides services to the colleges and programs in capital campaigns, gift planning, corporate & foundation relations, and annual giving. University Development also facilitates external and internal communication among fundraisers, and coordinates approaches to prospective donors.

The Office of University Communications builds positive relationships between NC State University and its many constituents through strategic internal and external communications that convey the university's brand identity.  The office is comprised of university relations, marketing and creative strategies, web communications, and special events, and focuses on:

  • Increasing awareness of the university's distinctive benefits
  • Ensuring consistency in university-wide messaging and visual identity by facilitating integration and coordination of public relations and communications efforts through out the university
  • Monitoring and responding to public issues and perceptions
  • Providing marketing, communication and Web strategy, counsel and creative services to campus clients
  • Providing guidance and resource assistance for university events