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We develop university, industry and government partnerships for economic and societal benefit.

Kevin Howell
Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development
919-515-9340
Debbie Robertson, Executive Assistant, drrober4@ncsu.edu

NC State’s Office of External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development helps public and private entities find the right partnership opportunities, whether that’s sponsoring faculty research, hiring student interns and supporting Senior Design Projects, or identifying space on Centennial Campus.

The office also supports economic development efforts of the state of North Carolina and the Triangle region by actively recruiting companies and promoting university-industry partnerships.

Vice Chancellor Kevin Howell leads the effort to support NC State’s critical role as an economic driver across the state through innovative partnerships with industry and government. Howell most recently served as a senior advisor to the UNC System president, overseeing state and federal relations, economic and community engagement, military affairs and advancement.

 

 


Julie Smith Named NC State Assistant Vice Chancellor

As NC State’s new assistant vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development, Julie Smith will serve as the university liaison for state and local relations.

“Julie’s legislative background and legal training, coupled with her strong leadership and exceptional people skills, will make her a great addition to our team,” said Kevin Howell, NC State’s vice chancellor for external affairs, partnerships and economic development.

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$1.9 billion

created across North Carolina through NC State’s economic development partnerships

What we want is access to world-class talent that is able to solve new problems with advanced technologies. That is uniquely what we have access to here.

Jeff Pfeifer, LexisNexis, VP of Product Management