Administrative Services III - 2701 Sullivan Drive
View from Southwest
Scroll below for building history
Location: Central Campus
Administrative Services III
Administrative Services III building houses various departments within Finance and Business as shown on the building occupant list at right.
The facility was funded with bond funds approved by North Carolina's voters in the historic $3.1 billion University and Community College Bond Referendum on November 7, 2000. Formerly known as the Support Services Center, it is located on Sullivan Drive next to Administrative Services II. It is the third in a "dispersed functional satellites" land use plan designed to move all business and support activity away from academic areas to provide more space for the growing student population in those areas.
This building along with Administrative Services I and II is part of the George Worsley Administrative Services Complex. It is named for Mr. George Worsley, vice chancellor for finance and business for more than 28 years, who is retiring on July 31, 2004 after 41 total years of service to the university. When Chancellor Marye Anne Fox announced Mr. Worsley's retirement in February 2004, she hailed his record of steady stewardship of the university's budget and praised his contributions to the institution's growth and its rise to national prominence.
Among his achievements, Worsley negotiated an agreement for the university's role in the development of the Entertainment and Sports Arena (now the RBC Center), home to the men's basketball team and the Carolina Hurricanes, the professional hockey team. He was a key advisor in the 15-year development of Centennial Campus, and oversaw its transition from 1,000 acres of undeveloped land to its current status as a successful technology park with numerous academic, government and business partners.
The NC State Alumni Association recognized Worsley in 2003 with the Honorary Alumnus Award, citing his faithful participation in the life of the university. In 2002, Worsley received the Distinguished Business Officer of the Year award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), an honor recognizing outstanding achievement in business and financial management in higher education.