Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community:

As I begin my tenure as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I am excited about the possibilities that our campus will explore in the years ahead. Our university is keenly interested in applied learning, high-quality research and community engagement. We value critical thinking and innovation, and we're eager to strategically grow our programs to serve today's diverse, global learners. UNCW welcomes the opportunity to stand out as a role model for our peers in North Carolina and across the nation.

I am committed to helping our faculty and staff elevate the university's core strengths to new levels of distinction. UNCW will always focus on attracting outstanding students who succeed in our programs with exceptional teaching and mentoring from our faculty and dedicated assistance from our staff. Under my leadership, UNCW students, faculty and staff will expand their outreach into the community, investing even more in our engagement efforts. We also plan to incentivize research and build relationships that will help us fund more scholarships, more professorships and more global learning opportunities.

Even though UNCW already earns strong rankings, I am convinced that we have the potential to reach new heights. UNCW is a relatively young university - we will celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2017 - but our roots in Southeastern North Carolina run deep. The business and civic leaders who founded our institution made their vision a reality by bringing collegiate education to our area. Their dream has become a powerful presence in our community and so, in 2015, we must dream even bigger. We must plan for an even greater future for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and I look forward to working with the entire Seahawk community to achieve our goals.

Sincerely yours,

Chancellor Sartarelli's signature

Jose V. Sartarelli

Posted July 16, 2015

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5931

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