UNCW’s Brittany Philbert Receives Statewide Recognition from Housing Professional Organization

Monday, November 04, 2019

Brittany Philbert, assistant director of residence life at UNCW, has received the “Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award” from the North Carolina Housing Officers.

“I was touched and truly honored to even be nominated by my department, let alone to win,” said Philbert ’23 Ed.D., who joined the UNCW housing community more than two years ago.

According to NCHO, the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award is presented to recipients who demonstrate significant commitment to the field and have 3 to 7 years of professional employment in housing and residence life.

Philbert has 11 years of experience overall, and previously worked at Arizona State University, Florida State University, the University of Dayton and Kean University. She co-founded the organization HwB: The Black Housing Professionals Network. She also is a member of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International and the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers. She uses her professional connections and the training she’s involved in through these organizations to inform and support UNCW Housing and Residence Life’s mission to “foster inclusive communities that promote student learning and success.” 

“As a supervisor to our residence coordinators, I view my role as providing them with the leadership and resources needed to carry out this mission,” Philbert said. “I hope to continue to create new ways of reaching diverse students in ways we have not before. UNCW is growing and our student demographics are changing. I think Housing and Residence Life is perfectly situated to ensure our students feel welcome, have the tools to achieve success and connect to the university in a meaningful way.”

-- Diamond Bentley ’21 and Andrea Monroe Weaver