Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

February 2018

Dear Seahawk Community,

After beginning January on an unusually wintry note, the 2018 spring semester is underway and we already have much to celebrate. We broke ground on Veterans Hall, which will house UNCW’s growing allied health, chemistry and biochemistry programs, including pharmaceutical sciences, as well as resources for military-affiliated students.

Continuing a trend of excellence, UNCW tied for 7th place nationally in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of 2018 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and was recognized as a Best College Value by Kiplinger’s. These honors underscore the university’s commitment to serving the diverse needs of our students as outlined in our Strategic Plan.

In addition to participating in the Veterans Hall groundbreaking, the UNCW Board of Trustees welcomed New Hanover County Commissioners Chair Woody White to the board at its January meeting.

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, “Freedom! In All Keys,” brought the music of the civil rights movement to campus.

UNCW’s talented student-athletes continue to put their education first, posting a collective 3.228 grade point average during the fall semester.

We are proud to be one of the 17 individually remarkable and collectively extraordinary institutions of the UNC System, which recently unveiled a new look and identity.

Finally, I would like to thank the many staff members who helped clear snow and ice, open campus dining and maintain buildings and residence halls during the winter storm. The safety and security of the UNCW community are always a top priority, and we appreciate the patience exhibited by students, faculty, staff and parents.

Go Seahawks!

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Jose V. Sartarelli

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