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"Marye Anne Fox in Focus" an online exhibit commemorating the installation, on April 17, 1999, of North Carolina State University's 12th Chancellor.

Fox has been a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin since 1976. She left her post there as Vice President for Research in the summer of 1998 to accept the leadership of North Carolina's largest state university.

Since her arrival at NC State, Fox has wasted no time getting acclimated to North Carolina and the university. Through her travels across the state to visit the homes of NC State students beginning in fall of 1998, and her active involvement in local organizations, Fox has offered North Carolina a grand introduction to the woman who will guide the university into the twenty-first century. How well do you know Chancellor Fox? Follow her career from her early days in Canton, Ohio, to her work as a prominent chemist, and on to her recent positions in academic administration. Take our quiz and learn some surprising little-known facts about Marye Anne Fox. View a recent exhibition on the history of the Chancellor's office and NC State and meet the individuals who preceded Fox in the university's top post.

Addendum: This online exhibit was created in 1999 shortly after the installation of Marye Anne Fox as NCSU chancellor. Becoming the leader of NCSU in 1998, she was the first woman to hold this position. During her tenure, the number of endowed chairs and professorships and endowed and designated merit scholarships increased substantially. The number of buildings on Centennial Campus doubled. The university emerged as a national pacesetter in a number of science and technology programs. Following controversial changes of personnel in the university's administration, Fox was censured by the NCSU faculty in January 2003. Nonetheless, she was noted to have a good rapport with students and to be popular with alumni and state legislators. She resigned in 2004 to lead the University of California, San Diego.

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