UNCW Board of Trustees Elects 2015-16 Officers, Welcomes Three New Members

Friday, July 17, 2015

The UNCW Board of Trustees elected three new officers for the 2015-16 academic year, welcoming three business leaders, including one alumnus, as new members, the university announced today.

The new members are: Wrightsville Beach resident Henry (Hank) Eugene Miller III, Class of 1985, President of Miller Realty Associates Inc. and M&N Equipment Rentals and Senior Vice President for Cape Fear Commercial, LLC; Wilmington resident Agnes Beane, independent law practice professional and self-employed real estate professional; and Wilmington resident Christopher Leonard, Chief Executive Officer for Velocity Solutions.

The trustees also elected new officers for the 2015-16 academic year. Michael Shivar, a member of the board since 2009 and 2014-15 chair of the board, has been re-elected as chair. The vice chair of the Board is Wilmington resident Wilma W. Daniels, a member of the board since 2008 and the board’s previous secretary as well as the former chair of the External Affairs Committee. The secretary of the Board is Asheboro resident Yvonne (Gidget) Kidd, a member of the board since 2013 who serves as a member of the Audit Committee, the Educational Planning and Programs Committee and the External Affairs Committee.

In addition to the announcement of UNCW's new Board of Trustee members, the university was also just highly ranked by the SR Education Group for two of its online programs. The online nursing program placed seventh and the online education degree placed tenth on their 2015 Top Online Degrees list. In the past month, UNCW was also ranked tenth in the country on Consumers Digest’s Top 50 Values for Public Colleges and Universitiesincluded on the 2015-2016 Colleges of Distinction list; and ranked 15th on Best Value Schools’ 30 Most Beautiful Coastal College Campuses list.

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