Celebrating Director Leslie Boney’s Retirement from NC State
Leslie Boney joined NC State University in 2017 as Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI). He also served as the Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement. Leslie’s career includes service to the State of North Carolina; 5 years with the noted North Carolina nonprofit organization, MDC; 9 years as a reporter in Wilmington and Raleigh; and 3 years as a teacher.
Leslie Boney is retiring from NC State University on May 1, 2022. He will be succeeded at IEI by Interim Director Sarah Langer Hall, who is Senior Policy and Program Manager at IEI. He will be succeeded at Outreach and Engagement by Interim Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement Kwesi Brookins (Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies).
Leslie’s colleagues, friends and family gathered to celebrate his retirement from the university at a reception at the NC State Park Alumni Center on April 6.
Please enjoy a few photos and remarks from the event.
Leslie is one of this state’s greatest leaders and one of the finest people I have ever worked with.
– Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.
He is one of the most creative leaders I have ever worked with. And as you all know, he is a truly bright light in this world.
– Sarah Langer Hall
Your humor and charm made you enjoyable to work with.
– Mike Smith
When I hear the term “thought leader”, I think of you.
– Anne Bacon
You sculpt innovative solutions and advocate for doing.
– Nina Szlosberg-Landis