Who We Are

Our Mission

The Professional Development Committee provides access to a range of opportunities for the intellectual, professional, social and cultural development of the Division of Student Affairs staff in order to increase knowledge of UNCW, enhance professional competencies and deliver exceptional service to students.

Bradley DavisCommittee Chair:
Bradley Davis

Bradley Davis manages Seahawk Landing, a six hundred and twelve bed complex, made up of seven buildings. Bradley also supervises a team of nine undergraduate Resident Assistants and one graduate Assistant Residence Coordinator. As a part of his role, Bradley coordinates social and educational programming, provides crisis management, and serves as a Conduct Hearing Officer in the Office of the Dean of Students.


Committee Vice Chair (vacant)

Dr. Brian VictorCommittee Liaison:
Brian Victor

Dr. Brian Victor is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Catholic University of America. He also received masters’ degrees in Education from Harvard University and in Clinical Psychology from Catholic University. Dr. Victor is a Licensed Psychologist –HSP in North Carolina as well as in Maryland and Washington, DC, and he currently works with health and academic success related services for students. His research interests include crisis intervention, suicidal behavior, psychotherapy integration, and resiliency in overcoming adversity.

Committee Members:

Barbie CowanBarbie Cowan

New to Student Affairs with a 13-year tenure at UNCW in the Office of the Chancellor and University Advancement, Barbie is Coordinator of Transition Programs.  Her experience in Special Events and working with students is an asset in this position that assists with Orientation, Convocation, Family Weekend, Seahawk Links, SPLASH (parent newsletter), and Transfer Student programming.  Barbie earned a B.S. in Communications from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from UNC Wilmington.

Bill DiNome CoordinatorBill DiNome

As UNCW's Student Media coordinator, Bill DiNome advises, trains, and provides budgetary oversight to student organizations that produce various student-produced media. These include UNCW’s longest-running publication, The Seahawk newspaper, Atlantis magazine, TealTV, and Hawkstream Radio. He is an active member of College Media Associates and vice president-elect of Southern University Newspapers. Bill also teaches part time and plays bass for UNCW’s unofficial faculty rock band, The Schoolboys.

Sarah on a ropes courseSa
rah Gilbert

Sarah is responsible for all areas of the Seahawk Adventures, which include adventure trips, the Challenge Course, climbing wall, equipment rentals, workshops and clinics, leadership training and the Resource Center. She also supervises and trains all staff that facilitate the operation of the climbing wall and equipment rental programs. Sarah is a UNCW graduate, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Public Administration.

Kait GoodnightKait Goodnight




Photo of Amy HectorAmy Hector

Amy Hector is an Assistant Dean of Students. Amy provides daily oversight of the programs and services for off-campus, non-traditional, military-affiliated and graduate students. Amy is the co-chair of the University/Community Relations Task Force and assists with the university conduct system, coordination of crisis intervention and emergency response.

Michael RuweMichael Ruwe

Mike Ruwe is the Learning Services Coordinator at the University Learning Center where he oversees both the subject tutoring and study skills programs. His research interests include critical thinking, metacognition, and tutor development. He has presented at national conferences of the Association for the Tutoring Profession, College Reading & Learning Association, and the National College Learning Center Association. Mike is certified ATP Master Tutor Trainer and achieved Learning Center Leadership Certification [2nd level] through the NCLCA.

Description: Holly TaylorHolly Taylor

Holly Taylor is an Assistant Dean of Students. Holly is responsible for oversight, planning and implementation of the university conduct system. She serves as the primary conduct officer for the adjudication of cases and supervises eight hearing officers and two Campus Conduct Boards comprised of students and faculty. Holly is also responsible for the publication and annual revision of the Code of Student Life and assists with the coordination of crisis intervention and emergency response.

Leslie WrightLeslie Wright

Leslie Wright is an Assistant Director, Social Media Coordinator with the Career Center. Leslie joined the Career Center in November 2002, from Old Dominion University. She is the liaison to the Cameron School of Business and holds office hours in Cameron on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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