DARE TO SOAR - Installation of Gary L. Miller - 10:30 am Friday, April 20, 2012, Hoggard Lawn

the VISION

CHANCELLOR GARY LEON MILLER

Since his arrival in July 2011, Chancellor Miller has emphasized that UNCW’s reputation for academic excellence and affordability will be sustained and nurtured by affirming the university’s commitment to student learning in an environment where teaching, research, service, entrepreneurship, university-community partnerships and the stewardship of place are key values. He imagines a university of national prominence in signature academic programs that combines faculty and student research, community engagement, globalization and education abroad, NCAA Division I athletics and innovative student life programming with a commitment to service.

A video of his installation and a transcript of his remarks will be available on this site April 20.


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