Nate Miner

August 27, 2019

While Nathaniel “Nate” Miner '07, '15M is new to his role as the associate vice chancellor for resource management, his tenure at UNCW began over a decade ago as assistant director for housing operations. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles within several university divisions, including Housing and Residence Life and the College of Health and Human Services. Miner also attended the university as a student, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics here.

“UNCW has been my home since 2003 when I started my undergraduate degree,” Miner said. “I was drawn to UNCW and have stayed all of these years because of the student-first culture that exists on the campus.”

In addition to his close ties to the university, his time in the Wilmington has been especially meaningful to him, as it was finally a place to really call home.

“I grew up in a military family, so we moved around every three years,” he said. “I have lived in Wilmington longer than I have lived anywhere in my entire life. My husband and I have been married for three years and are foster parents in New Hanover County. For the last year, we have had two great kids in our home.”

In his free time, Miner loves to cook, and North Carolina might be the perfect place for his taste. “I particularly enjoy smoking pork and brisket,” he said. “My family is from eastern Tennessee – Appalachia – and cooking was a family tradition that was passed down from generation to generation. As an adult, I love cooking because it is an opportunity to bring people together, to entertain, and to spend time with friends and family.”

-- Christina Schechtman