Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Molly Nece 

Director of Employee Leadership, Learning & Engagement
necem@uncw.edu 910.962.3339

With over 15 years experience in the learning and organizational development industry and a masters degree in the field, she enjoys inspiring and equipping individuals and teams to take action and focus on results.

Specializing in leadership, team strengthening, and individual performance, Molly enjoys coaching and consulting employees in how to best apply learning, shift through challenges, and set and achieve goals.

Olivia Cunningham
Learning & Talent Development Specialist 
cunninghamo@uncw.edu  910.962.2496

Olivia is a two-time UNCW alumna with over 7 years of professional experience in higher education. She values openness and authenticity, and tries to incorporate these into her work, both as a facilitator and communication specialist.

Olivia's thirst for knowledge and dedication to improving employees' UNCW experience and departmental processes makes her a perfect fit for our team and you.

Michel Shackelford
Engagement & Learning Specialist 
shackelfordm@uncw.edu  910.962.7773

Michel is a UNCW alumna working towards her M.Ed. at the Watson College of Education. She is a Wilmington native and enjoys planning recognition events, connecting our staff with community service opportunities, and scheduling learning & talent development programs.

Michel also oversees the Full Cycle Performance program to help you more easily navigate the annual appraisal process.

Melissa Cox
Onboarding Specialist 
coxml@uncw.edu  910.962.2274

Melissa moved to New Hanover County with her family in 2004 and worked at a local elementary school before coming to work at UNCW in January of 2013. After serving as an administrative assistant for the Cameron School of Business, Melissa joined the Onboarding Center in April of 2015.

Melissa is passionate about building relationships, helping others find their potential, and being a part of new employees' journey at UNCW.