From UNC to NC State

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 2012-10-11


00:00:00.000 Well I studied history, started in history, and ended up wanting to be involved in education, secondary and higher,
00:00:12.894 and all my time there influenced me in that direction. Pres. William Friday was then an assistant dean of students,
00:00:31.533 and I got involved in student government and all that sort of thing and he suggested to my roommate
00:00:40.677 and to me that there was a position open at North Carolina State, the assistant dean of students here.
00:00:49.521 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,
00:01:02.941 and the guy that was his assistant had been called back into the service. So my roommate wanted to go to law school,
00:01:12.745 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,
00:01:21.993 "If you want the job you can have it, starting-," date so-and-so, salary thirty-six hundred dollars.
00:01:30.298 That's the sort of thing you remember. So, here I've been most of my life.