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Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor

Marilyn SheererDr. Marilyn Sheerer is the Interim Provost of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Former UNCW Provost Denise Battles stepped down at the end of the 2015 spring semester to serve as President of the State University of New York Geneseo.

Sheerer was Provost of East Carolina University from 2007 until August 2014.  Prior to that she was dean of the ECU College of Education for eight years. Before ECU she was a department chair at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Northern Illinois University.

While at ECU, Sheerer led the university through SACS reaccreditation and the creation of the Honors College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from Ohio University.

“I'm very excited about serving as the Interim Provost at UNCW,” said Sheerer. “My experience as the Provost at ECU should be helpful to me as I assume this leadership position.  I have admired the work of faculty and staff at UNCW for many years and look forward to collaborative work with all campus constituents."

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