NCSU vice-chancellor Terri Lomax named RTI executive

Terri Lomax, a vice-chancellor at N.C. State University who helped the school set financial records for federal funding, business contracts and licensing revenue, will join RTI International in Research Triangle Park as an executive vice president.

As executive vice president of Discovery-Science-Technology, Lomax will be one of nine executive vice presidents who report directly to the organization’s CEO, E. Wayne Holden, himself a former executive vice president at the nonprofit research organization.

RTI, with more than 3,700 employees in 75 countries, including 2,200 in RTP, has focused in recent years on expanding its sources of funding from government and industry. Lomax’s background, in addition to teaching plant biology at N.C. State, includes implementing protocols for academic collaboration with industry.

The biologist has published more than 60 articles and has been named a Fulbright Fellow, Carnegie Fellow National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Monsanto Research Fellow. Her most recent position at N.C. State was vice chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development.

For the past six years Lomax has been a member or RTI’s Board of Governors.