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University Leadership

Chancellor Volety

Meet Chancellor Volety

Dr. Aswani K. Volety, an experienced leader in higher education with deeply rooted connections to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, returned to the institution on July 1, 2022, as its seventh Chancellor.

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Shared Governance

Faculty, staff, students, special committees and volunteer advisory boards often participate in the development of policies and in the decision-making process at UNCW. Click though the links below to learn more about them and their involvement.

Speaker at a Board of Trustees quarterly meeting

Faculty Senate

With members elected by the faculty, the Senate considers and acts on university matters, participating in the formation, implementation and review of university policy.

Faculty procession at commencement

Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is a non-governing body and serves as an advisory board to the chancellor to represent all SHRA and EHRA non-faculty voices on campus.

Staff Senate event with Sammy the Seahawk

Student Government Association

The mission of the SGA is to represent the voice and vision of the student body by advocating to the administration and allocate funding for student groups.

Advisory Boards

The Board of Visitors and the Foundation Board are volunteer groups who advocate for the university and support scholarships and educational programming.

Alumni Board members at event

Chancellor’s Committees

More than two dozen committees advise the chancellor and his cabinet on a variety of services and programs from athletics to campus safety and security.

A member of the BOT smiles while sitting at a desk