Campus Enterprises Associate Vice Chancellor Announces Retirement

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.

NC State Mascots - Mr. and Ms. Wuf - strut around campus in their new NC State tartan: Pack Plaid

Pack Plaid Debuts at Homecoming Textile Bowl; Wolfpack Outfitters

Attention Wolfpack fans with an affinity for Scottish tartan or a desire to show off some style: NC State now has an official tartan — Pack Plaid — and it’s now available at Wolfpack Outfitters on a variety of products.

The tartan was designed by Kathleen Kelly ‘14 during her time in the NC State College of Textiles. She entered her sophisticated pattern in black, dark gray, red and white in a contest to represent NC State on the Scottish Registry of Deeds, the official Scottish register of tartans.

According to NC State College of Textiles Professor Cynthia Istook, who created and implemented the Pack Plaid contest, Kelly’s design was the clear winner. From 30 student submissions, university faculty and administrators chose four patterns as semi-finalists; next, alumni and members of the public ranked their favorites.

“Kathleen actually had more than one design chosen to be in the top four,” said Istook. “Her (winning tartan) was the one that came out on top — significantly — with well more than 50 percent of the votes.”

Her inspiration was tailored menswear, and she designed her tartan to augment the Wolfpack fan’s existing wardrobe.

“So much of the paraphernalia that’s sold for NC State is predominantly red,” she said. “So I thought that doing something with the gray or black background and just accents of red would coordinate better with the other things that are offered in the bookstore.”

NC State’s official on-campus bookstore – Wolfpack Outfitters – currently carries ceramic mugs, coasters, luggage tags, key fobs and t-shirts bearing the Pack Plaid. “We are also expecting to add cashmere scarves and other new items soon,” said Jeff Halliburton, director of NC State Stores.

According to Halliburton, these products will be carried not only in the Talley Student Union store, but also online at and at Gameday concession stands in Carter-Finley Stadium and the PNC Arena.

Fans can also look for Mr. and Ms. Wuf to be sporting the new pack plaid at the NC State vs. Clemson home football game on November 5.

NC State Campus Enterprises Adds Senior Director

The division of Campus Enterprises at NC State announces the addition of Rich Steele as its senior director for auxiliary services. Steele joins NC State after an extended professional career at Georgia Tech, where he held progressively responsible administrative roles, most recently as senior director for auxiliary services.

In his new role, Steele joins a leadership team for the division that provides retail and hospitality services to the campus. His specific areas of oversight within Campus Enterprises includes NC State Stores, University Student Centers, golf course operations, financial services, and facility operations and planning.

“We’re especially pleased to have recruited someone of Rich’s expertise. His experience with a similar portfolio of auxiliary operations will enable him to quickly establish himself as part of our leadership team,” said Dr. Dan Adams, associate vice chancellor for Campus Enterprises. “Rich is not only well known for his administrative and strategic planning but also for his dedication to the student experience. He will be a great addition to helping us provide a comprehensive approach to campus services.

Steele has also been active in professional associations, holding a variety of leadership positions with the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and the Association of College Unions International during his career. He has served as the NACAS South Region President in 2016-2017 and the NACAS 2012 Annual Conference Program Chair, and served two terms on the ACUI Board of Trustees, serving as president in 2008-2009. He has presented over 50 sessions/keynotes at national and regional conferences and institutes.

At Georgia Tech, Steele has received the 2015 SGA Dean James E. Dull Administrator of the Year Award, 2014 Student Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award, 2014 GT Student Ambassadors Outstanding Staff Award, Graduate Student Senate Outstanding Administrator Award in 2011, the ACUI Region 6 Bill Rion Outstanding Staff Award, and the Inaugural ACUI Region 6 “Richard Steele, Jr. Distinguished Service Award”. He has also served as a trustee on the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board. Upon leaving Georgia Tech, Steele has been honored with the establishment of the “Rich Steele Campus Service Award” to recognize Georgia Tech staff members or business partners who demonstrate a commitment to creating a positive experience for Georgia Tech students.

Steele earned a degree in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech and has earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) advanced certification. He started his new position July 1, 2017. He and his wife Patti are native Atlantans and have three children, Sam, Katie and Emily.


NC State Bookstores Announces Name Change

May 17, 2017 – A small but noticeable change is coming to NC State Bookstores. The umbrella organization for NC State University’s apparel, technology, school supplies and course materials locations along with Wolf Xpress and State of the Art will now be called NC State Stores.

“Dropping book from our name is more a recognition of our offerings and progress than simply a name change,” said Jeff Halliburton, director of NC State Stores. “We have multiple locations offering a variety and diversity of goods and services and we wanted our organizational name to reflect that.”

While some may always colloquially refer to the flagship location as “the bookstore,” Wolfpack Outfitters now represents the name of all of the retail locations for NC State Stores, including Pack Shop on Centennial Campus, which will adopt the Wolfpack Outfitters moniker over the summer.

Gameday merchandise concessions operations, which can be found permanently at the Eye Store in PNC Arena and on game days at Carter-Finley, Doak Field, Reynolds Coliseum, and the PNC Arena concourse. These gameday merchandise concessions operations–called State Stuff Stores–will also adopt the Wolfpack Outfitters name.

“This name change will provide consistency among our Wolfpack Outfitters locations so that our customer base can identify with our offerings and feel they are getting the same experience regardless of where they are on campus,” said Halliburton.

NC State Stores also comprises State of the Art, a custom t-shirt print and promotional item shop and Wolf Xpress, the on-campus print shop. These operations will maintain their names.



Campus Enterprises to Host Student Hiring Fair

Campus Enterprises will be hosting a Hiring Event for student employment positions this Wednesday, April 5. Campus Enterprises employs more than 1200 NC State students, providing them with opportunities to learn valuable workplace skills, get connected to the campus community, and earn income to support their academic pursuits.  A job with Campus Enterprises is more than just a job; our student employment program is structured around defined learning objectives to ensure that students learn critical thinking skills, develop transferable skills, promote diversity, build awareness of campus resources and experience community.

Positions are now available in NC State Dining, Rave! Events, NC State Student Centers, and NC State Bookstores. Interested applicants can apply at, or attend the event on April 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 in Talley Student Union Room 3221.  Candidates who apply ahead can get priority for on-site interviews.

10th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest













Win big, help the Pack!

Have you ever walked by Wolfpack Outfitters and thought, “I have a great idea for a t-shirt design”? Now’s your chance!

Submit your design by March 9, and you could receive a $250 shopping spree (via gift card) at WOLFPACK OUTFITTERS!

The winning shirt will be unveiled at our BIG REVEAL on March 22, at 1 p.m. in Talley Lobby, and then available for purchase at Wolfpack Outfitters! You’ll even get a chance to purchase past designs through State of the Art.


Judging & Voting

A panel of judges will narrow the submissions to the best designs and put them to a vote March 12-16. Come back to this page for a link to vote!

Semi-finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

How well the design/slogan reflects NC State University.
Whether the design/slogan is eye-catching, powerful and unique.
Whether the design/slogan is in keeping with the university’s code of conduct.
Compliance with trademark licensing regulations.


  • Students may submit as many designs as they like within the deadline period.
  • By submitting a design for consideration, you confirm that to the best of your knowledge, the design you are
    submitting is your own original work and that no other persons or parties can claim ownership.
  • Any designs that do not win the first year may be resubmitted the next year(s).
  • Designs must include logos from NC State University only. Logos from other schools are not allowed.
  • Designs should be submitted electronically via email. Hard copies of hand drawn art are also acceptable.
  • The contest is open to current NC State students only semester.
  • All entries become the exclusive property of NC State Stores.
  • NC State Stores reserves the right to modify and amend these guidelines at any time without notice.

Submit Your Design


Templates to use:




Jeff Halliburton, NC State Bookstore Director

Jeff Halliburton Named Director, NC State Bookstores

Jeff Halliburton has been named director of the NC State Bookstores, Campus Enterprises announced recently. 

“We’re glad to have Jeff bring his skill set to the Campus Enterprises team and more specifically to the bookstores operation,” said Dr. Dan Adams, associate vice chancellor, Campus Enterprises. “With his expertise in retail campus bookstores combined with our state-of-the-art facilities the campus community can look forward to an even higher level of engagement.”

Halliburton brings extensive college store experience, having spent the last 13 years at the University Co-op serving the University of Texas at Austin, most recently as vice president of operations and human resources. As the new bookstores director, he is charged with the overall financial and strategic operations of the bookstores, including leadership of the flagship Wolfpack Outfitters store located in the Talley Student Union; the Pack Shop located on NC State’s Centennial Campus; Wolf Xpress, the in-house print production and course pack department; State of the Art, a unique print-on-demand clothing division, which designs artistic Wolfpack-licensed products; and the Athletics Concessions arm supporting apparel and gift retail at major sporting events.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to start a new challenge with NC State and am looking forward to working with the outstanding team and foundation of excellence that is in place,” said Halliburton. “We will develop and provide the resources required to support the learning needs of a cutting-edge University and develop the experiential retail environments that a loyal and dedicated fan base expect.”

To learn more about NC State Campus Enterprises, visit

NC State Payroll Deduction Extended to Computer/Technology Purchases

Permanent NC State employees can now purchase computers, tablets and accessories through payroll deduction. This convenient and affordable option has been made possible through a partnership between the NC State Bookstores and Treasurer’s Office.

“We have been working very hard to bring this benefit to NC State employees,” said interim bookstore director Anthony Sanders, “This new payment option will make technology more affordable and attainable for our employees, plus it keeps purchases on campus, which benefits our students through scholarships and programming.”

Purchases are made through an initial down payment followed by six or twelve monthly interest-free payments made via payroll deduction. Only permanent, full-time NC State employees with at least twelve months of service are eligible. Purchases must consist of a computer, tablet, printer or major household appliance. A 10% non-refundable down payment must be made at the time of the purchase, and the minimum payroll deduction must exceed $300 and may not exceed $3,000.

The technology department at Wolfpack Outfitters carries Apple, Lenovo and Microsoft computers as those are the brands supported and serviced by the university.

To enroll in the program:

  • Ensure you have your Wolfpack One Faculty/Staff ID Card
  • Visit the Technology Department in Wolfpack Outfitters at Talley Student Union,  Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and  4 p.m.

For more information, visit


NC State Bookstores is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality at NC State University. Learn more at


Grad Fair Set for November 1 – 3

NC State Bookstores semi-annual graduation fair will take place November 1 – 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2) each day on the lower level of Wolfpack Outfitters at Talley Student Union. At the event, NC State University graduating seniors and their families can purchase commencement apparel and merchandise. Faculty can also reserve regalia for graduation exercises.

For those attending the three-day event, diploma frames will be 10 percent off the regular price. If students and families cannot attend the fair, online ordering is available for some products.

In the spring of 2010, NC State transitioned to caps and environmentally-friendly gowns dyed red and embroidered with the North Carolina State Seal. Each gown is produced by GreenWeaverTM and made  with 100 percent post-consumer recycled bottles.

NC State Bookstores has partnered with the NC State Alumni Association and Balfour to bring students the NC State ring program. This program embodies the storied tradition of graduates of NC State earning the right to their own NC State ring. Our ring representatives will be at the Grad Fair to answer questions and take orders.

The fair will also feature on-site vendors of graduation services and merchandise, including:

  • Balfour – class rings and graduation announcements
  • University Frames, Inc. – handmade custom diploma frames
  • Graduation Portraits – free portraits with no obligation to purchase
  • NC State Alumni Association
  • Uploma – A desktop statue diploma

For more information about the NC State Bookstores’ Graduation Fair or to order graduation products online, visit:

NC State Bookstores is a division of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality at NC State University. To learn more, go to


NC State Bookstores Supports Campus Book Discussions

NC State Bookstores is supporting seven NC State faculty and other distinguished authors who giving talks on the NC State campus by providing books for purchase after their programs. Events include the following.

October 14, – 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dr. Gary Nabhan discusses his book Ethnobiology for the Future
Hosted by and at JC Raulston Arboretum

October 18, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
Dr. James Loewen discusses his books Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and Teaching What Really Happened
Diversity Education Week Event
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

October 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shaka Senghor discusses his book Writing My Wrongs
Diversity Education Week Event
Talley Coastal Ballroom

October 19, 7 pm. – 8:30 p.m.
Drs. Paul Ehrlich and Robb Dunn discuss their books:
Annihilation of Nature and Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie (Ehrlich)
Man Who Touched His Own Heart (Dunn)
James B. Hunt Library

October 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tensie Taylor discusses her book Bullied From Terror to Triumph
Hosted by African American Cultural Center
Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126

October 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lester Levine discusses his book 9/11 Memorial Visions
Wolfpack Outfitters, lower level, Talley Student Union