STATEMENT FROM UNCW REGARDING ATHLETICS PROGRAM:
After careful evaluation of the IARC's recommendations and close consultation with the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Miller today announced that UNCW's 19 sports programs will remain active as we examine ways to increase our financial and operational efficiency surrounding Athletics. The chancellor thanks the IARC for the important and difficult work they have done. Chancellor Miller also thanks everyone who engaged in this important dialogue and encourages those who made their voices heard over the past few weeks to continue to support UNCW Athletics financially as well whenever possible. We look forward to collaborating with this community to ensure the success of our athletic programs, and we are confident that if we work together toward that goal, the future is bright for current and future Seahawks.
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
Gary L. Miller
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5931