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Howl About You

Employee Spotlight Series

NC State employs more than 8,000 employees who work across a multitude of colleges, divisions, departments, offices and units that spread across the state. Even though some of us have developed close professional relationships and friendships with colleagues, for many of us getting to know anyone other than our daily co-workers is difficult. That’s why we’ve created Howl About You, a page where we shine a spotlight on our employees by letting them share five facts about themselves. As you read the entries on Howl About You, we hope you discover someone who shares the same professional or personal interests as you and make a connection with them. 

Learn how to participate in Howl About You!

Gerald Cobb

IT Integration and Solutions Professional
AWS Shared Services, Office of Information and Technology

Gerald Cobb Headshot with the NC State campus in the background

I’m a Raleigh native and a proud father of two. I enjoy golfing.

I joined NC State in 2018 as an IT professional. I currently serve as the 2022-24 co-chair of NC State’s African American Faculty and Staff Organization and the Leaders by Choices, known as the LBC, community organization.

I checked shark-cage diving with the great whites in Kalk Bay, South Africa, off my bucket list in 2012!

I serve on the OIT Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team and the NC State University Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Collaborative Team. I’m also the OIT DEI Website Workgroup lead/project manager.

I’m a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Fly, Eagles, fly!

How To Participate

We’d love for you to submit five facts about yourself so we can share them on our website and/or in Howl You Know, the HR newsletter. Just fill out this form, and our communications team will review your submission for publication. If you have questions or know of an employee who would be great for us to spotlight, send an email to and write Howl About You in the subject line.