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Centennial Parking

PARKING AT/NEAR VENTURE BUILDINGS

Parking for Venture (I,II,III,IV), Partner (I, II, III), Keystone Science Center, 1801 Varsity (LexisNexis), Toxicology and Wildlife Resources Commission

PARKING AT/NEAR COLLEGE OF TEXTILES

Parking for College of Textiles, Research (I,II,II,IV), Monteith Research Center, Poulton Innovation Center, Constructed Facilities Lab and Hunt Library

PARKING AT/NEAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Parking for College of Engineering, BTEC, and Wolf Ridge Apartments

PARKING AT/NEAR ALUMNI CENTER

Parking for The Carol Johnson Poole Club House, Park Alumni Center, and The Point (Chancellor’s Residence)

Centennial Campus Team

DENNIS KEKAS

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KEKAS

LEAH BURTON

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BURTON

Dennis Kekas
Associate Vice Chancellor

Dennis serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor, where he oversees the Centennial Campus Partnership, Industry Alliances and Economic Development offices as part of NC State's ongoing research partnering activities with industry and government. He also has a dual appointment with the College of Engineering, where he oversees all activities of the Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng). Dennis is a graduate of Clemson University and a former IBM executive with extensive product development experience in networking, point-of-sale, and financial transaction systems. Little known fact - he holds eight worldwide patents. Contact >

Leah Burton
Director, Centennial Campus Partnerships and Industry Alliances

Leah leads the campus-wide strategy for corporate and government interactions with NC State. This includes management of Industry Alliances and the University’s award-winning Centennial Campus. She works to expand corporate and government partnerships with NC State’s faculty and students. Leah holds her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. Little known fact - she was Drum Major of Colorado’s largest marching band and had the honor of marching in the Parade of Roses and the Orange Bowl Parade. Contact >

KEISHA J. DEMPS

KEISHA J.
DEMPS

Nanci Washington

NANCI
WASHINGTON

Keisha J. Demps
Partnership Developer

Keisha is part of the partnership team with a focus on the Business Incubator. Her duties include developing and managing outreach, and engagement of current and prospective businesses while fostering opportunities for collaboration with faculty.  Keisha obtained her bachelors degree from the University of Arizona.  Little known fact - she spent two years as a professional athlete and trained as an alternate for the 2000 Olympics. Contact >

Nanci Washington
Partnership Developer

Nanci is a two-time graduate of NC State, having received her bachelor’s and master’s degree at the university. Prior to her current position, she served as a proposal writer for a professional certification and licensure company in RTP. In addition, she also has experience in a variety of industries, including K-12 education and testing, software engineering and retail. Little known fact - am an avid writer and published author, and I have even received a national writing award from an essay written to the U.S Dept. of Labor. Contact >

ALVA MCLEOD

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MCLEOD

Alva McLeod
Executive Assistant

Alva manages all of the business affairs of the Centennial Campus Partnership Office, including vendor payments, budget oversight, and asset allocation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Little known fact - is a music lover and can play the piano by ear. Contact >

Amenities

Live. Work. Learn. Play. All in one location.
Our partners enjoy being a part of the many amenities and privileges the Centennial Campus community offers.

Complete List of Amenities

Amenities Quick Facts

  • Ongoing research and collaborative opportunities with more than 75 NC State departments, institutes and centers on Centennial Campus and with every college at NC State
  • Access to world-class, state-of-the-art laboratories, and research equipment
  • Partnership and Liaison services
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • 9-hole disc golf course
  • Access to NC State libraries, gym, pool, and shared conference space
  • Free bus transportation around NC State
  • Discounts to athletic, cultural, and arts events