North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox Records 1998-2004

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of the Chancellor
Size
108.47 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 002.001.008

The records of Marye Anne Fox's administration in the Office of the Chancellor at North Carolina State University include correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other administrative papers. Topics include major capital construction projects, building an NCAA/ACC compliant athletic program, Centennial Campus expansion, extended parternerships between business and neighboring universities, and other events and affairs of the campus during the time period of these records, 1998-2004.

Marye Anne Fox was born in Canton, Ohio in 1947. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Notre Dame College and her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1976. From there she joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.

Fox served as chancellor of North Carolina State University from 1998 to 2004. During her term as chancellor, the university became nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, genonomics, bioinformatics and nonwoven textiles. In addition, the university began a significant capital construction project which involved the renovation of the university buildings and infrastructure.

Biographical/historical note

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University. The Chancellor, who has complete executive authority for the university, subject to the direction of the president and the board of trustees, defines the scope and authority of faculties, councils, committees, and officers of North Carolina State University, is a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of the university, and has the right to preside over the deliberations of the legislative bodies of the faculties of the institution. The Office of the Chancellor retains authority in faculty and EPA personnel, student matters, contracts, leases, and other agreements, and the acquisition and disposition of property.

The title of the head of North Carolina State University has changed over time. First the university was led by a president (1889-1934), then a vice president of the Consolidated University (1934), then a dean of Administration (1934-1945), and finally a chancellor (1945-present).

Marye Anne Fox was born in Canton, Ohio in 1947, and received her B.S. in Chemistry from Notre Dame College and her Ph.D. from Dartmouth College. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland from 1974 to 1976. From there, she joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. In 1994, Fox became Vice President of Research at that institution.

Fox became Chancellor of North Carolina State University in 1998, the first woman to hold this position. Under Fox's guidance, NC State became a nationally recognized leader in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, genonomics, bioinformatics and nonwoven textiles. Fox led the effort to gather support for the November 2000 bond referendum, which funded construction and major renovation of the university's buildings and infrastructure. Fox also encouraged expansion of Centennial Campus partnerships,while securing financial base for a competitive athletic program with full NCAA/ACC compliance. By embracing innovation and partnerships, and by building on existing programs in science, engineering, and technology, Marye Ann Fox led North Carolina State to be recognized as a leader in both the state and the nation.

Scope/content

The Marye Anne Fox Records reflect the time of her tenure as Chancellor at North Carolina State University (1998 to 2004), and include correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other administrative papers.

There were a great many advancements made during Fox’s time as Chancellor, such as the doubling in the number of buildings on Centennial Campus. Similarly, the success of the tax-funded bond referendum led to a growth period for physical facilities at NCSU. The University became nationally recognized for its progress in biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, and non-woven textiles. It also had a significant increase in the patents it held.

In athletics, there were achievements in Women’s Basketball, Track and Field, and the first basketball game was held at the RBC Center in 1999. It was also during this time that saw an expansion of the ACC.

During this time, North Carolina State University continued to grow and progress in its national standing as a place to nurture education and research.

Physical description

210 archival boxes, 1 legalbox, 1 artifact box, 1 carton

Arrangement

The records of the Office of the Chancellor during Marye Anne Fox's administration are arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically by topic within.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox Records, UA 002.001.008, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor.

Processing information

Processed by Beverly King and Laura Abraham, 2010 March; Finding aid written by Beverly King and Laura Abraham, 2010 March.

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Marye Anne Fox Records, UA 002.001.008, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.