Nash Winstead

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Nash Nicks Winstead (born June 12, 1925) is an American academic.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Durham County, North Carolina, in 1925[1] and educated at North Carolina State College, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1948 and a Master of Science degree in 1951. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, located in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1953.[citation needed]


Winstead joined the N.C. State faculty as an assistant professor in 1953. In 1965, he was appointed director of the Institute of Biological Sciences and assistant director of agricultural experiment stations at N.C. State. He was then appointed as the university's assistant provost in 1967 and associate provost in 1973. In the following year, 1974, Winstead became provost and vice chancellor. Upon the resignation of Joab Thomas in 1981, Winstead served as interim chancellor until 1982. After the appointment of Bruce Poulton, Winstead returned to the office of provost until his retirement in 1990.[2][3]

NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center serves as the repository for Nash Winstead's manuscript collection.[4]

In 1999, N.C. State published Winstead's manuscript The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955–1993.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1].
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  3. ^ Historical State: History in Red and White. ""Nash Nicks Winstead: Interim Chief Executive, 1981–1982"". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Historical State: History in Red and White. ""Nash Nicks Winstead Papers, 1953–2000 MC 00187"". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ Winstead, Nash (1999). The Provost's Office, North Carolina State University: An Informal History, 1955–1993. Raleigh, North Carolina.