Students first

(photo via Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo, Inc. / graphic by Carter Pape)

Tom Stafford didn’t know it at the time, but when he arrived on campus in the autumn of 1964, he was on track to become the head of the most underestimated division at NC State.

This is the story of how DSA became DASA, transformed from an obscure piece of NC State’s bureaucracy to the epicenter for maximizing student success nearly 50 years later.

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