Chancellor Gary L. Miller

“I absolutely believe in the promise of education to change lives. With UNCW’s energy, creativity and commitment to education, research and civic engagement, our university is positioned to become an unquestionable leader in American higher education.”

University Address - Fall 2013 (video)


In our global, knowledge-based economy, educational experiences beyond high school are essential. To thrive in the 21st century, today’s students must learn to think critically and creatively, adapt quickly and lead conscientiously. We want tomorrow’s leaders to embrace change, to dynamically drive their own futures while improving ours, and to actively involve themselves in communities across our nation and around the world.

Such high expectations present many challenges to colleges and universities across the United States. Fortunately, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is uniquely situated to lead a transformation in American higher education, to model the programs and services that best serve 21st century students. As UNCW’s national rankings consistently show, extraordinary things happen when you bring together high quality faculty, dedicated staff and outstanding students. Our commitment to learning, civic engagement, public service, diversity, research and globalization is broad, yet the UNCW experience is highly focused on who matters most: our students.

I think you will find that the kind of campus community we have created here, in Wilmington, is the kind that will benefit our nation – and our world – the most in the years ahead.

Gary L. Miller

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Gary L. Miller
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