Contact Information for NCSU and State Officials

Dr Mary Watzin
College Of Natural Resources-Deans Office
Dean – Natural Resources
Biltmore Hall (And Robertson Win 2028H, Box 8001
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Ms. Julia Brooks, Executive Assistant to the Dean
phone: 919.513.0152
fax: 919.513.7231

Dean Watzin says deed restrictions are not commonly implemented through sales contracts and the University has assurances from the buyer regarding land use after the sale (WRAL interview). If you’ve ever bought property, you probably know better than Dean Watzin that sales contracts are one of the primary means for a seller to place restrictions on future land use by the buyer. Subdivision covenants are probably the most common example of deed restrictions implemented through sales contracts. The University could have restricted future land use on Hofmann Forest through the sales contract, but did not. Assurances = No protection for the Forest.

Dr. William Randolph Woodson
Chancellors Office and Staff
Box 7001
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-2191
Fax: 919-515-7740


Chancellor Woodson is one of two people who can force an Environmental Assessment to be performed under UNC System SEPA Policy. He says the sale of Hofmann is for the benefit of the students, but it is hard to imagine how trading the tangible and intangible benefits of having the only research forest of its type in the world for a few quick bucks makes sense for the students of NCSU in the long-term. It was wrong for Duke Forest and public outcry caused the sale of Duke Forest to be dropped like a hot potato. Help make Chancellor Woodson understand that the sale of Hofmann Forest is just as wrong in principle as was the attempted sale of Duke Forest. The biggest difference is the relative affluence and magnitude of the population immediately affected.

Thomas W. Ross
University of North Carolina
910 Raleigh Rd.
P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
He received the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award (1993), the National Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (1999), and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (1999). President Ross, despite his denials to letter writers, has the authority to force an Environmental Assessment of the Hofmann Forest sale under UNC System SEPA Policy.

Roy Cooper
NC Attorney General
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001


Please let Roy Cooper know he is on the wrong side of the issue by using public funds to defend the supposedly private sale of Hofmann Forest by the NCSU Endowment Fund. He should instead be defending the NC Constitution and State Laws and Rules.

Roy Cooper for Governor (Political Campaign)
PO Box 10587
Raleigh NC 27605
Fax: (919) 821-3768
Roy Cooper wants to be governor and wants to portray himself as environmentally friendly. While it is his responsibility to defend the University in his role as Attorney General, it is also his responsibility as the State’s top law enforcement officer to ensure that the NC Constitution and State Laws and Rules are followed. Please let him and his campaign know he is on the wrong side of this issue. Selling the largest state-owned property into private hands for development is not environmentally friendly. It is an environmental disaster.

Gerard S. McNeill
Advancement Services
Director, Alumni & Donor Records
Joyner Visitor Center 225, Box 7474
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-8399
Fax: 919-513-2406
Web Site:


Julius Hofmann probably wouldn’t be too keen on the idea of the University selling his namesake, world-class research forest, for a quick buck. If the University can sell Hofmann Forest, clearly against Julius Hofmann’s intent, what assurance do you have that the University will respect your wishes?

Mr. Benjamin P. Jenkins, III
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
316 Colville Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Mr. Thomas E. Cabaniss
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
1404 Sauer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230-3845

Mr. Jimmy D. Clark
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
Guy M. Turner, Inc.
P.O. Box 7776
Greensboro, NC 27417

Ms. Gayle S. Lanier
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
1932 Olde Mill Forrest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Mr. Robert L. Mattocks II
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
232 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Ms. Barbara H. Mulkey
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 33127
Raleigh, NC 27636-3127

Mr. Wendell H. Murphy
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 280
Rose Hill, NC 28458

Dr. James W. Owens
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
300 Hamilton Blvd., Suite 202
Peoria, IL 61629-2850

Dr. Ronald W. Prestage
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
180 Peck Woods Road
Camden, SC 29020-8954

Mr. Randall C. Ramsey
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
530 Sensation Weigh
Beaufort, NC 28516-7672

Mr. John P. Sall
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
SAS Campus Dr.
Cary, NC 27513

Ms. Susan P. Ward
Member, NCSU Board of Trustees
10700 Leesville Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

Alex Parker
President, NCSU Student Body
355 Harrelson Hall
NC State University,
Campus Box 7306
Raleigh, NC 27695-7306