North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records 1887-2009

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business
Size
112 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 003.001

The North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records contain ledgers, statements of accounts, financial reports, capital improvement plans, correspondence, and information pertaining to budgets, donations, tuition, scholarships, enrollment and foundations. Materials range in date from 1887 to 2009

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business at North Carolina State University was formerly known as Bursar, Treasurer, Controller, and Business Manager. Records of the Office date back to 1887, when North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) was founded.

The mission statement of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business is “serving the NC State community through innovation and action in the development and management of the University’s physical, financial, and human resources.”

As of 2011, the Office consists of the following units: Business Operations, Campus Enterprises, Centennial Campus Development, Environmental Health and Public Safety, Facilities Division, Finance and Resource Management, Human Resources, and the Treasurer's Office. These units report to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business, and they provide infrastructure services essential to supporting the students, faculty and staff of the university.

Biographical/historical note

Arthur F. Bowen served the college for 43 years. He was promoted from clerk and secretary to the president, to registrar, bursar and finally to treasurer. As treasurer, he devised the practice of instituting loan funds, which is now common at colleges and universities. Bowen Residence Hall was built in 1968 and named in his honor.

Graves J. Vann served as Assistant Controller and Business Manager from 1939 through 1965. In 1943 the framework of Armory Coliseum Building construction was halted entirely during WWII, Vann and Controller Carmichael made several trips to the War Production Board in Washington, D.C. to plead their case for permission to continue the construction of Armory Coliseum which served as the headquarters of the College’s Department of Military Science and Tactics known as Reynolds Coliseum today.

John D. Wright joined the North Carolina State College administration in 1955 and was appointed business manager in 1965. The title of that position later was changed to vice chancellor. In that post, he oversaw approximately $90 million annual budget for the university’s teaching, research, and extension operations. When he passed away in 1975, George L. Worsley took over as acting Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business.

George L. Worsley was named NC State’s Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business in 1976, after serving as interim vice chancellor of the unit in 1975. He retired in 2004. He served the university for more than 28 years. He played a major role in forming and growing NC State's Centennial Campus and the development of the Entertainment and Sport Arena (now RBC Center). Worsley supervised the university’s Treasurer’s Office, Financial Services, Environmental Health and Public Safety, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Resource Management and Information Systems, and managed a budget of more than $850 million.

In 2004, Charles D. Leffler was named the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business at the university. Serving as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Leffler oversees an operating budget of over $1.2 billion and is responsible for all business and finance functions supporting the University's instructional, research and extension programs. Mr. Leffler has played a leadership role in the physical development of Centennial Campus, an innovative, award winning Research Science Park.

1899-1939
Arthur F. Bowen
1939-1965
Graves J. Vann
1965-1975
John D. Wright
1976-2004
George L. Worsley
2004-
Charles D. Leffler

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records contain ledgers, invoices, blueprints, statements of accounts, financial reports, capital improvement plans, correspondence, and information pertaining to budgets, donations, tuition, scholarships, enrollment and foundations. They also include information related to acquisition, disposition, and purchase of real properties, and contract and lease agreements. Materials range in date from 1887 to 2009

Physical description

190 archival boxes, 2 cartons, 1 flat box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize legal box, 1 tube, and 7 volumes.

Arrangement

The records of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records are arranged alphabetically by topic.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records, UA 003.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business.

Processing information

Processed by Liz Bell and Flora Blackley, 2011 November; Finding aid written by Liz Bell and Flora Blackley, 2011 November. Finding aid updated to reflect additions to collection, Liz Bell, Cathy Dorin-Black, and Todd Kosmerick, 2012-2013.

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Records, UA 003.001, 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.