College of Natural Resources
First extension forester
Robert Walter Graeber was hired as the extension forester. He served in this position until 1949.
- 1929 Department of Forestry established
Julius V. Hofmann
Hofmann came to NC State as the head of the Department of Forestry, having previously been assistant director of the forestry school at Mount Alto, Pennsylvania. In 1931he became director of the NC State's Division of Forestry, a title he held until 1948.
School of Forestry established
The Division of Forestry became the School of Forestry during this year.
Kilgore Hall dedication
The new building housing the School of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture was formally dedicated as Kilgore Hall, named in honor of the late Dr. Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, former Dean of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the first head of North Carolina's Agricultural Extension Service.
Forestry extension split
The forestry extension program was split into Extension Forest Management and Extension Wood Products.
Forestry Extension moved to School of Forestry
Forestry extension specialists were transferred from the School of Agriculture to the School of Forestry.
Thomas Wells graduates
Thomas R. Wells graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later became superintendent of the state park system in North Carolina.
School of Forest Resources
The School of Forestry is renamed the School of Forest Resources.
School of Forest Resources Library
The School of Forest Resources Library opened in Biltmore Hall. It later became the Natural Resources Library.
School of Forest Resources moves
The School of Forest Resources moves from Kilgore Hall to Biltmore Hall.
Eric L. Ellwood becomes dean
He serves in the position until 1989.
J. Charles Lee awarded Ph.D.
J. Charles Lee was awarded a Ph.D. He had previously earned a Bachelors of Science degree (1964). He later became president of Mississippi State University.
Forestry Team championship
The NC State Forestry Team take home the championship at the annual Conclave, an event based around forestry skills such as logging, timer estimation, sawing, log rolling, etc.
Extension Forest Resources
Extension Forest Management changed to Extension Forest Resources, but the name changed again at a later date to Extension Forestry.
Schools become Colleges
Eight of the university's academic schools are redesignated as colleges.
Larry Tombaugh becomes dean
He serves in the position until 2001.
Chavonda Jacobs-Young awarded a Ph.D.
Chavonda Jacobs-Young was awarded a Ph.D. She had previously earned a Bachelors of Science degree (1989) and Masters of Science degree (1992). She was the first African American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in paper science. She later became associate administrator for national programs for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service.
College of Natural Resources
The School of Forest Resources was renamed the College of Natural Resources.
Larry A. Nielsen becomes dean
He serves in the position until 2004, when he becomes provost.
Bob Brown becomes dean
He serves in the position until 2012.
Jordan Hall addition
The addition significantly increased the amount of office and classroom space for the College of Natural Resources.
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences moves
The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, along with the College of Natural Resources, moves into a new wing of Jordan Hall. The new wing is comprised of 10,000 square feet of high-tech classrooms and teaching laboratories and quiet and comfortable offices and meeting spaces.
Department of Forest Biomaterials
The Department of Wood and Paper Science was renamed the Department of Forest Biomaterials. More historical information exists on the departmental website.
- 15 October 2012 Mary Watzin becomes dean