History Administrative Services II
Formerly known as Administrative Services Center, this building is located on
Sullivan Drive between Administrative Services I and Administrative Services III.
It was the first 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 III 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
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.