CALS Leadership

Cultivating agriculture and life sciences leaders.

Cultivating Leaders

Agriculture built North Carolina, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences grew the leaders that made it possible. Developing future leaders – both in and outside of agriculture and life sciences – is what we’re all about.

Leaders we’ve trained are making a profound difference in North Carolina and beyond. They are spearheading the adoption of new technologies and practices, tapping into new markets and pioneering new enterprises. They are also influencing public policy in ways that promote health and prosperity for a fast-growing state, national and global population.

Faculty Leadership

As they develop and carry out research, teaching and extension programs vital to the university’s land-grant mission and the college’s goals, our faculty members are looked to as leaders. CALS Leadership provides programs aimed at ensuring their success throughout their careers, whether they are just joining our faculty or they have senior administrative roles.

Staff Leadership

Staff at a CALS Proud meeting

Staff members play an important role in meeting the college’s overall goals, and CALS Leadership provides programs for their professional and leadership development. Partnerships with CALS Personnel, CALS Office of Diversity and Inclusion and others make these programs possible.

Student Leadership

STEAM student Katelyn Thomas

College is the ideal time for students to foster leadership skills. CALS Leadership offers students different programs to equip them with the tools they need to be successful leaders while on campus and beyond college. The CLO works to provide our students with experiences and information to help them be successful, to realize their potential, and to have a positive impact on the communities they serve.

CALS also offers an array of leadership programs for those who are not yet college age. These programs range from large, statewide organizations such as FFA and 4-H to summer institutes and small community-based programs.

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External Stakeholders

Extension agent looks over research crops planted in Kinston.

The college’s external stakeholders provide tremendous support to our organization. Leaders from our commodity groups, agribusinesses, farms and communities all have a fundamental role in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ success. Our college, in turn, works to provide opportunities where our external stakeholders can connect, network and learn leadership skills that further their success.