Linda P. Brady, 60, replaces Patricia Sullivan as chancellor of UNC Greensboro this month. For the past two years, she's been senior vice president and provost at the University of Oregon. Before that, she was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at N.C. State University for five years. The New York native has three degrees in political science--a bachelor's and a master's from Rutgers University and a doctorate from Ohio State University.
What do you plan to use from your five years at N.C. State?
The university built strong relationships with SAS Institute and other businesses in the Research Triangle. I look forward to learning what some of those same partnerships could be in the Triad and applying some of those lessons.
What role should UNCG play in economic development?
Brady: Research universities can work with the private sector to develop new products and businesses, which create jobs and transfer economic capital to the community.
How do you plan to do this?
UNCG is building a research university in a way that allows it to remain student-centered, maintaining its focus on undergraduate education. I'm looking forward to working with Chancellor Stanley Battle at N.C. A&T State University. The combination of our programs with theirs--the partnership for the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Gateway University Research Park--should produce great...