North Carolina State University
A nationally recognized leader in bridging the gap between vision and action, Dr. Woodson has led the development and implementation of the university’s strategic plan to improve student success, faculty excellence, and engagement and economic development. In addition to this transformative plan, Woodson has led a strategic realignment to mold the university for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the face of decreasing resources. His reputation for consensus-building has given voice to a diverse university community, creating opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and unifying university constituents to focus on enhancing student success and the value of an NC State degree. These shifts will continue to guide the university as it unites and adapts a cherished tradition with the constantly evolving landscape of higher education. He received a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Arkansas and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Cornell University.