Strategic Plan


Strategic Plan Workshops Oct. 18-20 

Members of the UNCW community are invited to participate in one of three interactive, drop-in workshops to give their input for the next university strategic plan to help shape UNCW’s future. These are interactive workshops designed for campus and community members to DROP-IN, review various posters around the room, add their own thoughts/notes/ideas, and discuss with others. The free-flowing workshops will allow people to come and go throughout.

The workshops are opportunities to respond to “big questions” about UNCW’s mission, vision, institutional values and strategic priorities. The Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee is interested in hearing constituents’ thoughts about what type of institution we should be in the next 10 years.  

A Qualtrics survey will be available for feedback from those individuals unable to attend any of these sessions. The survey will also be available on the strategic plan website. 

Dates, Times and Locations: 

  • Tuesday, Oct.18: Education Building Room 162, 9-11:30 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, Oct.19: Hoggard Hall Room 116, 1:30-4 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: McNeill Hall Room 1051, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Note for campus visitors: please see the university’s visitor parking information when planning to attend a session. 

Appointment and Charge: 2022-23 Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee

UNCW stands at a pivotal moment in its history. Under the leadership of Chancellor Aswani K. Volety, the university celebrated its 75th anniversary in September. The university has grown exponentially since its founding in 1947 and now serves as an anchor institution in one of North Carolina's fastest-growing regions. 

To support the university's long-term, continued success, Chancellor Volety has appointed the 2022-23 Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee, charging the group to build on strategic planning efforts launched the previous year. The SDPSC includes faculty, staff and students who represent a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. The previously appointed committee co-chairs will continue their roles.

Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee (SDPSC) Co-chairs  

  • Dr. Nathan Grove, Faculty Senate President & Professor, Chemistry 
  • Susan Smith, Staff Senate Chair & Office Manager, Campus Recreation 
  • Dr. James Winebrake, Provost & Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs 

2022-23 Committee Members

Charge to the Committee

As the Chancellor outlined in his appointment letter, he has charged the committee with developing a timeline and framework for strategic design and planning, among other responsibilities. As part of the process, the committee is expected to "facilitate the collection of input from the campus community, trustees, community leaders, and other stakeholders through townhall meetings and other fora."

Chancellor Volety's Appointment Letter to Committee Members

More: See updates for information about the next strategic planning process.