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Mailing Address:

University Innovation Council
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.
Alderman 111
Wilmington, NC 28403-5900

University Innovation Council

The University Innovation Council (UIC) vigorously mine ideas for innovation among all university programs, develop and analyze candidate innovations including incentive strategies, and make recommendations to the Cabinet and Chancellor about promising innovations that may improve the quality of our programs and save money and time or increase revenues.

A secondary function of the UIC is to advise the Cabinet on issues of strategic importance to the university. 

The UIC is supported by a Technical Support Group chaired by Vice Provost Steve McFarland and the University Budget Committee chaired by Provost Denise Battles and Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Rick Whitfield.

University Innovation Council Members

Denise Battles, co-chair
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Rick Whitfield, co-chair
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Max Allen
Chief of Staff

Justine Reel

Assoc. Dean for Research & Innovation, College of Health & Human Services

Anne Branigin

Academic Affairs

Mark Lanier
Assistant to the Chancellor
Ron Vetter

Associate Provost of Research and Dean of Graduate School

Rebecca Caldwell

Student Affairs

Jessica Magnus
Associate Professor, Cameron School of Business

Eleni Pappamihiel

Associate Professor, Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education

Cheryl Sutton
HUB Coordinator, Business Affairs
Steve Swart
Assistant Director, Business Affairs

Laurie Patterson

Department Chair, Computer Science

Alex Gizzi

Undergraduate Student

Sarah Teitelbaum

Graduate Student


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