Dr. Dan Adams, associate vice chancellor with Campus Enterprises, is retiring effective February 1, 2018.
Adams joined NC State in 2009. He was tasked to establish the Campus Enterprises division for the university, with a focus on retail and hospitality services. Under his leadership, the culture of how the university provides services and facilities to students and the campus has dramatically improved, and Adams’ impact will be felt on campus for many decades to come. Projects include construction of the Talley Student Union, Oval Dining, Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse and golf course operations, expansion of services offered by NC Stores and Rave! Events, trademark licensing revenue growth, and a significant elevation of dining services across the campus. Adams was also part of the initiative and collaborative effort to bring the StateView hotel to campus.
Adams has represented the university on a number of committees that include the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation and the State Club. He has also held leadership and advisory roles for the National Association of College and Auxiliary Services.
Adams’ career spans more than 40 years with administrative leadership positions at six different institutions of higher education, including the University of Tennessee, West Virginia University, The University of Arizona, and NC State. He also has served as a consultant on numerous higher education projects related to auxiliary services, facilities improvement, and operations.
A retirement reception will take place in late January.