Bruce Robert PoultonTenth Chief Executive
Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1928, Bruce Poulton was a dairy physiologist who had earned three degrees from Rutgers University, including a Ph.D. in Endocrinology in 1956. Poulton served as Vice President of the University of Maine from 1971 to 1975, and Chancellor of the consolidated University of New Hampshire from 1975 to 1982.
Poulton became the tenth Chancellor of North Carolina State University in 1982, and was the third scientist to lead the institution. He obtained Centennial Campus for the university, and developed a master plan for the new campus. During Poulton's tenure, the university's research budget experienced a major expansion, and a substantial endowment was established. After stepping down as Chancellor in 1989, Poulton became director of the NCSU’s Literacy Systems Center.
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