Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli with portrait

MONTHLY Message from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Nov. 27, 2019

Dear Seahawk Community, 

UNCW’s visibility and academic strength continue to grow, thanks to outstanding efforts by our faculty. In November, UNCW was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to transition the National Drug Court Resource Center to campus. The university also announced that two new graduate degree programs, a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Athletic Training, will launch in fall 2020. These and other new programs will provide UNCW students with opportunities in growing career fields. 

On Veterans Day, the campus community came together in the UNCW Amphitheater to honor those who served in the armed forces. The university, founded in 1947 to serve veterans returning to the area after World War II, includes 2,285 military-affiliated students, and we’re committed to helping them achieve their educational goals. 

UNCW invited the community to campus this month for many activities, including Art for the Masses, College Day and iFest

In Athletics, the men’s soccer team won the CAA regular season championship, UNCW hosted the CAA Tournament, women’s soccer player Sydney Schneider was named CAA Goalkeeper of the Year, and she and several teammates were named to All-CAA teams. 

Finally, in this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to recognize the UNCW community for its continued support of the university in Seahawk spirit, service and stewardship. This collective effort and a shared vision keep UNCW on a steady trajectory of success.

Go Seahawks!


Jose V. Sartarelli


Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5931
Tel 910.962.3030
Fax 910.962.4050