Board of Trustees

Mr. Henry L. (Hal) Kitchin, Jr.

Hal KitchinMr. Kitchin, a resident of Wilmington, N.C., was reappointed to the UNCW Board of Trustees by the UNC Board of Governors to serve a second term ending in 2021. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board and Vice Chair of the Endowment Board. He is also a member of the Business Affairs Committee, the Educational Planning and Programs Committee, and Executive Committee.


Kitchin, a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods, holds a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. A John M. Morehead Scholar, he also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His professional expertise includes antitrust, business tort, and breach of contract cases, as well as bankruptcy, real estate and land use law.

Kitchin, a member of the N.C. Bar Association, has received several professional honors, such as selection for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2018. He is past president of the New Hanover County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and past chairman of the N.C. Bar Association's Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes section.

His community activities have included serving as Chair of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Fear Future Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. and a former member of the City of Wilmington's Vision 2020 Oversight Committee.