Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

January 2018

As you settle back in for a terrific semester, I wanted to personally thank you for your patience and attention as we moved through the recent storm. I am happy we are back to normal operations. One silver lining of the challenges we faced: The weather served as a good reminder for all of us to take advantage of the emergency preparedness, safety and security resources available on our campus and in this community. And join me in thanking our facilities, housing, orientation, campus dining, police, and safety personnel for their dedication in helping our campus recover. You may not realize that many employees were here every day throughout the event, often outside in the bitter cold, to do everything they could to ensure a safe return to campus. I appreciate their efforts and I hope you do, too.

We have much to celebrate at UNCW as 2018 gets underway. U.S. News & World Report announced that UNCW has been ranked #7 on the list of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation. (Read that again to let it sink in: 7th in the entire nation!) And Kiplinger's Personal Finance named UNCW a Best College Value for 2018 by ranking 62nd among the top 100 public universities nationwide, up six places from 2017. These rankings represent the high quality and commitment to excellence that defines the UNCW experience among students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. We achieve such recognition as a community of scholars, led by our outstanding faculty, and I’m incredibly proud that we’re building on the 70-year foundation that UNCW is celebrating this year. I hope to see all of you during Homecoming (Feb. 9-11) where we can celebrate our past, present and future together as Seahawks!

Looking ahead, we plan to hit the ground running, advancing UNCW’s Strategic Plan by adding new degree options; increasing online enrollment; expanding local, regional and global partnerships; and ramping up campus construction to support the university’s growth. On Jan. 18, we will break ground on our new Allied Health Building that will house new and existing programs to serve health care needs in our region and state.

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
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