Banks Talley talks about becoming assistant dean of students at NC State. He had been a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but he was encouraged to apply for the NC State job by Bill Friday. Interview on October 11, 2012. (1:48)


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Well I studied history, started in history, and ended up wanting to be involved in education, secondary and higher, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:12.894
and all my time there influenced me in that direction. Pres. William Friday was then an assistant dean of students, 00:00:12.894 - 00:00:31.533
and I got involved in student government and all that sort of thing and he suggested to my roommate 00:00:31.533 - 00:00:40.677
and to me that there was a position open at North Carolina State, the assistant dean of students here. 00:00:40.677 - 00:00:49.521
The dean of students-the only really dean of students-was a man named Ed Cloyd and he had been at State for a long time, 00:00:49.521 - 00:01:02.941
and the guy that was his assistant had been called back into the service. So my roommate wanted to go to law school, 00:01:02.941 - 00:01:12.745
I didn't want to go to law school, I came over and applied for the job and ultimately I got a little handwritten note from Dean Cloyd saying, 00:01:12.745 - 00:01:21.993
"If you want the job you can have it, starting-," date so-and-so, salary thirty-six hundred dollars. 00:01:21.993 - 00:01:30.298
That's the sort of thing you remember. So, here I've been most of my life. 00:01:30.298 - 00:01:40.214

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