Interview with Steven Leath
Interviewer: Chad Morgan
Location: UNC General Administration Building, Chapel Hill, NC
Interview Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Dr. Steven Leath, former associate dean for research and director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service at North Carolina State University, was named Vice President for Research for the University of North Carolina system in 2007. As vice president he promotes research and sponsored programs across the full spectrum of academic disciplines and interdisciplinary activities carried out by UNC's sixteen university campuses.
This interview is organized around several major themes: Mr. Leath's own background; the promise of the North Carolina Research Campus; the uniqueness of the NCRC; and the challenges of working on a project with so many governmental and non-governmental partners.