Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
- 1897 Agricultural Economics curriculum established
Agricultural Administration curriculum established
A four-year program in Agricultural Administration is created within the department of Business Administration.
G. W. Forster
Forster is hired as a professor of agricultural economics. He eventually become department head, serving until 1950.
Department of Agricultural Economics established
Agricultural Administration curriculum becomes a full department, and is named the Department of Agricultural Economics.
Rural Sociology Department merges with the Agricultural Economics Department
The result of this merger was the creation of the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department.
Female faculty increases
Twenty-two women are listed on the faculty, most at the instructor or laboratory technician level. Departments with more than one female member include English (six), Statistics (three), Textiles (three), and Modern Languages (two). Women are also on the faculty in Architecture, Agricultural Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Engineering, Research, and Agronomy.
H. Brooks James
James becomes department head. He serves in the position until 1957.
C. E. Bishop
Bishop becomes department head. He serves in the position until 1966
Jim Hunt graduates
Hunt later earned an MS in 1962. He became the 69th and 71st Governor of North Carolina (19771985, and 19932001), making him the state's longest service chief executive.
Department of Economics
The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology merges with the Department of Economics, keeping the latter name.
W. D. Toussaint
Toussaint becomes department head. He serves in the position until 1981.
Dale M. Hoover
Hoover becomes department head. He serves in the position until 1990.
- 1990 Economics and Sociology programs split into separate departments
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics created
New Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics created in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ronald Schrimper, interim head
He served until 1991.
Brandt becomes department head. He served in the position until 2012.
- 2013 Charles Safley becomes department head