North Carolina State University, Committees, Chancellor Search Committee Records 1952-1998

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
North Carolina State University. Chancellor Search Committee
Size
2 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
Call number
UA 022.023
Access to materials

Collection is partially open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Records with names of or information about unsuccessful candidates are restricted.

The records of the North Carolina State University Chancellor Search Committees include minutes, reports, correspondence, surveys, and job announcements for the six searches that occurred between 1952 and 1998. These searches were conducted in 1952-1953, 1958-1959, 1974-1975, 1981-1982, 1989-1990, and 1997-1998.

The Chancellor Search Committee is charged by the President to advertise the position of Chancellor, create consensus around desired qualifications for the position, and recruit and assess candidates. The Committee concludes its duties by recommending a list of candidates (usually three names) to the President for consideration of the position of Chancellor. The structure of the Committee has varied across years, but committee members are usually drawn from the University Trustees, faculty, staff, and student body. Committee members usually range in number from ten to twenty-five committe. Some years there have been multiple subcommittees. The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University and reports to the President of the University of North Carolina General Administration and the Board of Governors, whose members are appointed by the North Carolina legislature. The Chancellor 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.

Biographical/historical note

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University and reports to the President of the University of North Carolina General Administration and the Board of Governors, whose members are appointed by the North Carolina legislature. The Chancellor Search Committee is charged by the President to advertise the position and recruit and assess candidates. The Committee concludes by recommending a short list of candidates to the President for consideration of the position of Chancellor.

The Chancellor Search Committee is charged by the President to advertise the position of Chancellor, create consensus around desired qualifications for the position, and recruit and assess candidates. The Committee concludes its duties by recommending a list of candidates (usually three names) to the President for consideration of the position of Chancellor. The structure of the Committee has varied across years, but committee members are usually drawn from the University Trustees, faculty, staff, and student body. Committee members usually range in number from ten to twenty-five committe. Some years there have been multiple subcommittees.

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University and reports to the President of the University of North Carolina General Administration and the Board of Governors, whose members are appointed by the North Carolina legislature. The Chancellor 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). John William Harrelson was appointed Vice President in 1934 and retired as Chancellor in 1953. Thus, the first Chancellor Search Committee formed in 1952 when Chancellor Harrelson announced his plans to retire.

Committee Chronology
1952-1953
Committee to replace John William Harrelson
1958-1959
Committee to replace Carey Hoyt Bostian
1974-1975
Committee to replace John Tyler Caldwell
1981-1982
Committee to replace Joab Langston Thomas
1988-1989
Committee to replace Bruce Robert Poulton
1997-1998
Committee to replace Larry King Monteith

Scope/content

The records of the Chancellor Search Committees include minutes, reports, correspondence, surveys, and job announcements for the six searches that occured between 1952 and 1998. These searches were conducted in 1952-1953, 1958-1959, 1974-1975, 1981-1982, 1989-1990, and 1997-1998.

Physical description

3 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into six series according to the dates each search was conducted and a new committee was formed. Restricted materials are arranged in separate boxes.

  • Series 1. 1952-1953 Committee
  • Series 2. 1958-1959 Committee
  • Series 3. 1974-1975 Committee
  • Series 4. 1981-1982 Committee
  • Series 5. 1989-1990 Committee
  • Series 6. 1997-1998 Committee

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, Committees, Chancellor Search Committee Records, UA 022.023, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University Chancellor Search Committee.

Processing information

Processed by Rachel Trent, 2011 March; Finding aid written by Rachel Trent, 2011 April

1952-1953 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 1)
Correspondence 1952-1953
Box 1, Folder 1
Reports and Questionnaire Results 1952-1953
Box 1, Folder 2
Questionnaires and Comments on Statement of Qualifications 1952
Box 1, Folder 3
Student Canvas August-October 1952
Box 1, Folder 4
Press 1952
Box 1, Folder 5
Minutes 1952-1953

Access is restricted. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Box 3, Folder 1
Correspondence and Reports 1952-1953

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Box 3, Folder 2
1958-1959 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 2)
Correspondence 1958-1959
Box 1, Folder 6
Statement of Qualifications 1958 or 1959
Box 1, Folder 7
Press 1959
Box 1, Folder 8
Minutes and Committee Correspondence 1958-1959

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Box 3, Folder 3
Nominee List 1958-1959

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Box 3, Folder 4
Nominee Biographical Reports 1958-1959

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Box 3, Folder 5
1974-1975 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 3)
Summary Report (unrestricted portions) 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 9
Statements, Reports, and Drafts 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 11
Committee Correspondence and Notes 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 12
Affirmative Action Materials 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 13
Joab L. Thomas 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 14
Ads, Announcements, and Press Coverage 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 15
Committee Photo 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 16
Summary Report (bound) 1975
Box 3, Folder 6
Summary Report (restricted portion) 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 7
Minutes and Meeting Notes 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 8
Statements, Reports, Drafts, and Correspondence 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 9
Joab L. Thomas 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 10
Committee Correspondence and Notes 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 11
Nominee Notes and Lists 1974-1975

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Box 3, Folder 12
1981-1982 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 4)
Information Booklet on NCSU for Prospective Candidates Nov. 1981
Box 2, Folder 1
Summary Report 1981-1982

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Box 4, Folder 1
1989-1990 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 5)
Summary Report 1989-1990

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Box 4, Folder 2
1997-1998 Committee (UA 022.023 Series 6)
Recruitment and Vacancy Reports 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 2
Schedule and Progress Report 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 3
Charge to Committee 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 4
Position Description 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 5
Advertisements 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 6
Advertising Expenses 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 7
List of Committee Members 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 8
Committee Member Biographies 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 9
Correspondence 1997-1998
Box 2, Folder 10
Open Forum Agenda, Notices, and Statements Nov. 20, 1997 and Feb. 2, 1998
Box 2, Folder 11
Schuyler, Baker, and Parker, Inc. Agreement 1997
Box 2, Folder 12
Search Hosts 1998
Box 2, Folder 13
Candidate Lists and Biographical Information 1997

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Box 4, Folder 3
Correspondence 1997-1998

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Box 4, Folder 4
Interview Schedule 1998

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Box 4, Folder 5
Minutes 1997-1998

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Box 4, Folder 6

Access to the collection

Collection is partially open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Records with names of or information about unsuccessful candidates are restricted.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Chancellor Search Committee Records, UA 022.023, 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.