Dr. Dan Adams
Associate Vice Chancellor
Dr. Adams has an extensive background in university administration, most recently at the University of Arizona, where he served as associate vice president for the division of Student Affairs. His experience provides a broad base of knowledge of retail operations, facilities planning, contract development, as well as an understanding of the technical aspects of auxiliary services operations.
Senior Director, Financial Services
In his position, Richard Hayes oversees accounting, cash operations, and human resources for the division and has oversight of the NC State Bookstores. While he Directed the Bookstore for 25 years, the Bookstore is now Directed by Pat Hofmeister. He is also responsible for Wolf Xpress Copy & Print Services. A 1977 graduate of NC State University, he has 35 years of retail experience.
Mr. Hayes was the Chair of the Independent College Bookstore Association (a North American association of independent college stores) and has chaired the North Carolina Association of College Stores. The bookstore has received numerous national awards for excellence in college bookstore financial management.
Senior Director, Hospitality and Marketing Services
In addition to directing University Dining, Randy Lait leads the development of campus hospitality initiatives as well as the marketing and public relations initiatives. Mr. Lait has worked in University Dining since 1984 in a number of roles, including operations manager and business officer.
Mr. Lait served on the board of directors of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) and was chair of the 2002 National Conference for the organization. He is a 1984 graduate of NC State University’s College of Management.