Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli with portrait

May 31, 2021

Dear Seahawk Community,

During the month of May, we celebrated commencement with the UNCW Class of 2021, holding in-person ceremonies for the first time since the pandemic began. It truly was a special experience to be back in Trask Coliseum to watch our Seahawks take flight toward new adventures. 

Just as one class of Seahawks graduates, another joins the UNCW family. Orientation is underway for the Class of 2025, and we cannot wait to help them move in once August rolls around. Loggerhead and Terrapin Halls, the final two buildings in our new residential village, are scheduled to open by then! As a campus, we are moving together toward a more familiar fall, with plans for many activities, events and UNCW traditions taking shape. 

Earlier this month, we welcomed Lowell Davis to UNCW as our newest Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, bid a fond farewell to the legendary Larry Usilton, who retired after 50 years of service, and paid our respects to the late Jo Ann Seiple, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. We continue to thrive as an institution because generations of faculty and staff, including these leaders, have made it their mission to provide our students with the best that UNCW has to offer. 

Congratulations to our baseball team for earning the second seed in the CAA Tournament and to the men's golf team for competing in the NCAA Regionals. Learn more at UNCW Sports and be sure to keep your eye on UNCW’s sports website in the fall; they have a whole new look in store for Seahawk fans!  

Have a wonderful summer,

Chancellor's signature 

Jose V. Sartarelli