Carey Hoyt Bostian

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Carey Hoyt Bostian
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Bostian pictured in The Agromeck 1954, North Carolina State yearbook
Chancellor of
North Carolina State University
In office
Preceded by John W. Harrelson
Succeeded by John Tyler Caldwell
Personal details
Born (1907-03-01)March 1, 1907
China Grove, North Carolina
Died April 22, 2000(2000-04-22) (aged 93)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Profession Educator

Carey Hoyt Bostian (March 1, 1907 – April 22, 2000) was an American educator. He was educated at Catawba College, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in 1928, and at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Master's Degree in 1930 and a Ph.D. in 1933.

After teaching at Catawaba, Bostian joined the North Carolina State University faculty in 1930, where he taught zoology. In 1948 he was appointed associate dean of the School of Agriculture at N.C. State. He was then named director of instruction in 1950 and professor of genetics and director of instruction in 1952.

Bostian was appointed chancellor of N.C. State in 1953. During his chancellorship, enrollment at the university surpassed 5,000 students for the first time. He resigned from the office in 1959 and returned to teaching until his retirement in 1973.[1]

Bostian died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2000. NCSU's Bostian Hall is named in his memory.[2]

NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center serves as the repository for Carey Hoyt Bostian's manuscript papers and university archives.[3][4]


  1. ^ Historical State: History in Red and White. ""Carey Hoyt Bostian: Seventh Chief Executive, 1953-1959"". Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ NCSU Facilities. "Bostian Hall". Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Historical State: History in Red and White. ""Carey Hoyt Bostian Collection, 1936-1977 MC 00076"". Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Historical State: History in Red and White. "Office of the Chancellor, Carey Hoyt Bostian Records, 1954-1959 UA 002.001.003"". Retrieved 21 December 2011.