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Summer 2019 Stats and Strengths

Stats and Strengths

At the Poole College of Management, we instill an entrepreneurial mindset in all our students and build analytical skills into every program, so graduates leave here ready to lead. We partner with academia and industry to create extraordinary experiences for our students and faculty. The results, such as these recent stats, speak for themselves.

197 students piloted the Poole Leadership Challenge

A new leadership program allows undergraduate students to participate, track and showcase leadership activities. Sponsored by VF Corporation.

25% enrollment increase

Over the past five years across the Jenkins Graduate Management Programs.

24 majors represented

In the Entrepreneurship Clinic, which experienced a 26% increase in enrollment over last year.

1st PNC Thought Leadership Series

This bi-annual event brings together academic and industry experts to conduct cutting-edge conversations around timely business challenges.

1,000+ students engaged in diversity events

Poole students participated in 21 identity-affirming events.

$2M endowment for an international economics chair

Coupled with university resources, this gift will support a chair across Poole College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

506 faculty citations in the mainstream media

Across local, national and global media in 2018-19, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, US News, the News & Observer, Raleigh Magazine and more.

$75,000 grant from the Ford Foundation

The grant supports research on the systemic impact of investing in women and people of color-owned social ventures.

$75,000 in private support for diversity initiatives

The momentum began with the VF Foundation grant of $25,000 to change minority students’ narrative from marginalized to centered within Poole College culture.

$600,000 in new gifts received during the Day of Giving

Poole came in second place for most dollars raised and most gifts among NC State Foundation entities during the first-ever Day of Giving at NC State on March 27, 2019.

57% new donors

292 first-time donors gave back to Poole during the Day of Giving.

199 students study abroad this summer

Countries include Australia, China, Italy, Chech Republic and other.


The Poole College of Management at NC State University actively engages with industry and academia to create an innovative and collaborative intellectual environment that fosters learning, scholarship and service. We focus on developing and supporting leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset and analytical problem solving capabilities to positively impact our data-rich, dynamic, global economy.


The Poole College of Management will be recognized as a world-class, innovative college of management that advances business and society.


  • Excellence in all endeavors
  • Innovative programs and approaches
  • Impact of our scholarship
  • Success of our students and alumni
  • A culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Ethical awareness, decisions and behaviors
  • Positive contribution to our global society

Strategic Goals

Goal #1: Enhance the success of our students through educational innovation.
The Poole College of Management will be recognized as producing graduates who possess creative thought, analytic skills and the ability to foster an environment of positive intercultural interaction in the context of today’s data-driven, global economy.

Goal #2: Enhance scholarship and research by investing in faculty and infrastructure.
The Poole College of Management will develop national and international reputations for scholarship that positively impact academia and industry.

Goal #3: Enhance interdisciplinary scholarship to address the grand challenges of society.
The Poole College of Management will partner with others to address complex issues through collaborative research and entrepreneurial engagement.

Goal #4: Enhance organizational excellence by creating a culture of constant improvement.
The Poole College of Management will responsibly develop and deploy resources to support the strategic priorities of the College.

Goal #5: Enhance local and global engagement through focused strategic partnerships.
The Poole College of Management will engage in partnerships that promote strategic innovation and provide impactful experiences to create value for all stakeholders.

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