Board of Trustees

Mr. Mark W. Lanier

Mark Lanier Mark Lanier serves as Assistant to the Chancellor and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with primary responsibilities in governmental relations, board affairs, and economic development.  Educated in the public schools of North Carolina, at Duke University, Appalachian State University, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has been employed as Assistant to the President/Lecturer in Political Science at Hampden-Sydney College, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Governors for The University of North Carolina General Administration, and as a board, policy, and public affairs consultant, ranging from early childhood through graduate education.

At UNCW, he serves as a member of the senior leadership team, on the board of directors of the Research Foundation, and on numerous campus councils and committees.  His current external professional activities include service for the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education, the APLU Council on Governmental Affairs, the Wilmington RIBN (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses) advisory board, the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) Air Service Development Task Force, and in various roles with state and local economic development organizations.  He is UNCW’s representative on the State Relations Council, Federal Relations Council, and Economic Transformation Council for the University of North Carolina General Administration.