J.C. Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science (1998)

On June 3, 1998, North Carolina State University received notification from C. D. Spangler, Jr. and Meredith Spangler that they were establishing a Distinguished Professorship of Horticultural Science in memory and honor of the late J.C. Raulston. The Spanglers requested that the professorship be named in memory and honor of Dr. J. C. Raulston.

The J. C. Raulston Distinguished Professorship shall be in the Department of Horticultural Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is the intent that these resources shall, in perpetuity, be employed exclusively for a distinguished professorship in Horticultural Science, with a global perspective, through teaching, research and extension. The emphasis on a global perspective reflects the donor’s particular interest in North Carolina State University’s world-class Arboretum named in honor of the late J. C. Raulston which was established in 1976 and largely resulted from Dr. Raulston’s vision, tenacity and professionalism. The recipient shall be known as the J. C. Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science.

The expected benefit to the University shall be the further enhancement of its research, teaching and extension programs in Horticultural Science, with special emphasis on the Arboretum, through faculty excellence. These enhancement resources will enable NC State to be nationally competitive in attracting and retaining renowned teaching, research and extension scholars.

Professor in Horticultural Science with a global perspective, through teaching, research, and extension.

Nomination and Selection
When a college dean and the chancellor have certified a vacancy for a professorship of distinction, nomination and selection procedures defined in University Regulation REG 05.20.17, Professorships of Distinction, shall be followed.