Wednesday, October 13, 2021
University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees Chair Gidget Kidd today announced the formation of an 18-member chancellor search committee.
“UNC Wilmington’s all-around excellence will attract a strong pool of potential chancellors,” Hans said. “This search committee is passionate about public higher education, and I am grateful to each member for serving the campus and its community.”
“I deeply appreciate the committee members’ commitment to this important effort,” said Kidd, who will chair the committee. “We know that the UNCW community cares deeply about our university and its future leadership. We are invested in collaborating with the UNC System during this process, and we look forward to engaging with students, alumni, faculty, staff and other Seahawks to hear their insights and understand their perspectives.”
The search committee has tentatively scheduled its first meeting on Nov. 1.
The committee will identify high-quality candidates and make recommendations to the full Board of Trustees at UNCW. The board will then vote on candidates to send to Hans for consideration.
Hans will then nominate a finalist to the UNC Board of Governors, which will elect the new chancellor in 2022.
The next leader will succeed Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, who recently announced he will retire June 30, 2022 after seven years at the helm of UNCW.
The UNCW Chancellor Search Committee:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with more than 18,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947.