Board of Trustees

Dr. Yousry Sayed

Dr. Yousry SayedDr. Sayed was appointed to the UNCW Board of Trustees by the UNC Board of Governors to serve a term extending to 2023. He currently serves as member of the the Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee, the Educational Planning and Programs Committee and the External Affairs Committee.  He and his wife, Linda (’78, ‘85M), are residents of Wilmington.

Dr. Sayed is the president and CEO of Quality Chemical Laboratories, a company headquartered in Wilmington that serves the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to founding Quality Chemical Laboratories in 1998, he had a distinguished career at UNCW as a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as an academic administrator. As a faculty member, he was an outstanding teacher, mentor and researcher who received the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award in 1993. As UNCW’s Director of General College (now known as University Studies), he was instrumental in improving academic advising and increasing retention and graduation rates. Dr. Sayed continues to make a difference at UNCW through a recent transformational gift and through the hiring of numerous UNCW graduates. He also served on the advisory board for the Chemical Tech program at Cape Fear Community College. Dr. Sayed earned degrees from Cairo University (M.Sc.) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.).