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VCSA Accepts Role at UTA

Dr. Lowell K. Davis, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has accepted the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will leave his current role at UNCW on July 8. 
“I want to thank Dr. Davis for his innovative and dynamic service to UNCW. He has had a significant impact on the Division of Student Affairs and the university overall,” said Chancellor Aswani K. Volety. “As Lowell knows so well, we always encourage our Seahawks to soar toward new experiences. As a Dallas native, this role at UTA offers Lowell a unique opportunity to serve his hometown in compelling new ways. We wish him well.” 
About 46,000 students attend UTA, the second-largest institution in the University of Texas System. Like UNCW, UTA has a rich student life with a range of fun and meaningful traditions. The university, an R1 research institution, offers more than 180 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs and awards more than 13,000 degrees annually. 
Dr. Davis, who arrived at UNCW in May 2021, has focused on rebuilding the sense of student life on campus, which had been affected by the global pandemic. Under his leadership, the Division of Student Affairs expanded campus health, mental health and well-being services; strengthened relationships with student organizations and campus partners; established new programs to provide students from underserved populations with better access to support, including individuals from the foster care system. 
Dr. Davis commended the “exceptional team of professionals in the Division of Student Affairs” for their commitment to UNCW’s students, and thanked Chancellor Volety for his mentorship and guidance.  
“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Division of Student Affairs and to the entire UNCW community for the opportunities and experiences that I have had during my time here,” Dr. Davis said. “I've truly enjoyed working with faculty, staff and students at UNCW, and I will miss the close-knit community that has supported me throughout my time at this great institution. I'm excited to begin this new chapter of my career and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead while continuing to serve students in higher education." 
UNCW will announce next steps in the process to fill the role of VCSA, including appointment of an interim, as soon as possible.