Dear UNCW Community,

Known for driving excellence into action, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. The university offers a powerful academic experience to stimulate creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives. Inspired by great students, faculty and staff, UNCW truly is a place like no other.

As an alumna, Chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees and Chair of the Chancellor Search Committee, I am honored to guide the critical process of finding a new leader for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I look forward to working in collaboration with UNC System President Peter Hans and the UNC System as well as the members of our campus search committee. I want to thank these individuals at the outset of this process for their dedication and service to UNCW. Their insight as representatives of UNCW's students, faculty, staff, alumni and community leaders will be invaluable throughout the process, which begins with the responsibilities outlined in President Hans' charge to the committee.

Your participation and support also will be essential to the success of our efforts. We invite your participation in the process and appreciate your input on the skills and abilities that UNCW seeks in our next chancellor. Please feel free to submit your suggestions through this website, and your ideas will be shared with the committee. We also encourage you to attend a campus forum, which will be scheduled in the coming weeks. You understand UNCW, and you have keen insights about the experience, qualities and skills our next leader must embody to guide the university in the years to come. Let us hear from you.

The leader selected to serve as UNCW's next chancellor will take the helm of a strong and vibrant university that is firmly supported by 75 years of service and success. By working together, we can contribute to a successful search for the best Seahawk to become the seventh chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Sincerely yours,

Gidget Kidd '91
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees and Chancellor Search Committee