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Munro Named CALS Assistant Dean

Joyce L. Munro
Joyce L. Munro

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has a new assistant dean in charge of business operations. Joyce L. Munro succeeds Robert Watling, who left in April to serve as vice provost at the University of North Texas.

Since January, Munro has served as director of budgets and planning for the college and its Cooperative Extension, agricultural research and academic programs.

In announcing the appointment, effective Oct. 1, Dean Richard Linton, said, “I am thrilled to have Joyce as part of our college’s senior management team. In her short time with the college, she has helped build trust and promote a culture of accessibility and transparency in budgeting. She also has tremendous capacity to understand the complexities that we have in our college business office.”

To the new position, Munro brings 15 years experience in public administration leadership, with primary responsibility for budget planning and organizational management. Before coming to the college, she spent a decade with the city of Raleigh, serving as budget and management services director from 2011 to 2016.

Munro holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University, a master’s of public administration from Auburn University at Montgomery and a master’s in public policy and urban planning from Harvard University.

CALS Budget Consultant David Churchill has stepped up to serve as interim director of budgets and planning while recruitment for that position takes place.