Office of the Chancellor

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli

Dear Seahawk Community,

As we begin our spring semester, let's take stock of what our UNCW team has accomplished in the past six months:

  • all-time record enrollment;
  • approval from the UNC Board of Governors to offer two new doctoral degrees: a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and a Ph.D. in Psychology;
  • all-time record of study-abroad students as well as renewed, successful efforts in the placement of our students;
  • recognition for our faculty regionally and nationally;
  • increased engagement with our community, the state and the world;
  • strong private fundraising and state appropriations commensurate with the strong growth in our programs;
  • important rankings - 6th Best in the South among public universities (U.S. News), 10th Best Value (Consumer's Digest), and 8th Best in Closing the Gap between six-year graduation rates of majority and minority students (The Education Trust);
  • women's volleyball and soccer both going all the way to their respective NCAA tournaments and another banner season for men's basketball

The fall semester also saw our faculty, staff and administration develop a collaborative process to finalize our strategic plan, which we plan to launch early in April. The plan will define our vision for 2021 and will energize our campus in the years to come.

As we work toward building an even greater UNCW, let's also work together to offer our students the best educational experience ever, to offer our faculty and staff a place of work where they can achieve their best, and to offer alumni and friends of the university an institution they can proudly call home.

Go Seahawks!

Chancellor Sartarelli's signature

Jose V. Sartarelli

Posted January 25, 2016

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5931

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