- Offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate education and training activities for students within the Colleges, including internships, student projects and competitions;
- Facilitate industry-leading research that will elevate apparel and textile products and experiences;
- Provide executive education opportunities for VF associates; and,
- Establish a VF presence on Centennial Campus, NC State's nationally recognized research campus.
"VF's presence on Centennial Campus will create a collaboration space where students, faculty and VF employees can come together to solve challenges and accelerate innovation," said Dennis Kekas, associate vice chancellor of partnerships and economic development at NC State.Today's announcement begins a long-term engagement between VF and NC State, with more initiatives to be announced. About VF VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans ® , The North Face ® , Timberland ® , Wrangler ® and Lee ® . Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com. About NC State University Poole College of Management The NC State University Poole College of Management combines academic scholarship with real-world experience to foster learning, create knowledge, and engage with industry and academic partners in a data-rich, global marketplace. Poole is deeply rooted in NC State's history as a university that excels at science, technology, engineering and math -- taking an innovative approach to leadership and management education by emphasizing analytical problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. Poole offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics. Custom, open enrollment executive programs and developmental experiences are offered through the NC State Executive Programs, LLC, and Poole's centers and initiatives provide focused research and engagement in the areas of enterprise risk, entrepreneurship, innovation, supply chain, and sustainability. The college is fully accredited by AACSB International. Learn more about the NC State Poole College of Management at www.poole.ncsu.edu. About the NC State University College of Textiles The NC State University College of Textiles is recognized as the global leader in textile education, research and service. NC State produces more textile graduates per year than any other university in the country, leading the way in textile and fashion design, product development, brand marketing, basic and applied science, and engineering. The College of Textiles' faculty and alumni foster research and new technologies that span the textile industry. Located on the award-winning Centennial Campus, the textile complex features more than 60 labs and studio spaces that provide opportunities for the development of innovative products and services, contributing to the economic, societal and intellectual prosperity of North Carolina and fueling worldwide economic development. For more information about the NC State College of Textiles, visit textiles.ncsu.edu. About NC State Centennial Campus Centennial Campus is NC State University's nationally recognized, award-winning research campus. Located five minutes from downtown Raleigh, the 1,227-acre campus is home to more than 75 corporate, government and nonprofit partners, along with university colleges, institutes and programs in close proximity to foster innovation and development. The campus also features a championship golf course, 75-acre lake, walking trails, a hotel and conference center, and private and student housing. To learn more about Centennial Campus, visit centennial.ncsu.edu.