Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice Chancellor

Marilyn SheererDr. Marilyn Sheerer was named Provost of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, effective February 1, 2016.   She had served as Interim Provost since June 2015.

Sheerer was Provost of East Carolina University from 2007 until August 2014. Prior to that she was dean of the ECU College of Education for eight years. Before ECU she was a department chair at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Northern Illinois University.

While at ECU, Sheerer led the university through SACS reaccreditation and the creation of the Honors College. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania, a master's degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from Ohio University.

"I'm very excited about serving as the Provost at UNCW," said Sheerer. "My experience as the Provost at ECU should be helpful to me as I assume this leadership position. I have admired the work of faculty and staff at UNCW for many years and look forward to collaborative work with all campus constituents."