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Dr. William “Bill” Collins

Ex-Officio Director | Sr. Director of Major Gifts, CALS, NC State

Raleigh, NC


Bill Collins has received many accolades as a teacher, a pioneering Extension specialist and a mold-breaking researcher, one being the Watauga Medal, the University’s highest non-academic award.  Now, he serves nearly full-time as an advancement volunteer and co-director of the North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program. He is also a world-leading authority on tobacco production and policy. 


B.S. Agronomy NC State 1954

M.S. Field Crops NC State 1961

Ph.D. Plant Breeding Iowa State University 1963