David Winwood is returning to North Carolina State University as director of the university’s high-tech Centennial Campus.

Winwood worked for NCSU between 1998 and 2002. He replaces Dennis Kekas, who had filled the roll on an interim basis. Kekas, a long-time IBM executive, is also executive director of the Networking Technology Institute at NCSU.

Winwood will take the Centennial Campus post as of Oct. 11. He served as associate vice president for knowledge transfer and commercialization at Ohio State.