Dr. James H. Goodnight, SAS Institute founder, president and CEO, received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from NC State. Goodnight leads the largest privately held software company in the world. SAS Institute in Cary, NC, is often tops the list of “best places to work” in the U.S. Goodnight served as a faculty member at NC State from 1972 to 1976, and continues to serve as an adjunct professor. Goodnight is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and author of several papers on statistical computing. In 1997, Goodnight co-founded Cary Academy, an independent co-ed college preparatory school for students in grades six through 12. Goodnight and his wife, Ann, live in Cary, NC.