New UNCW chancellor expected to be named Friday

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UNCW logoUNC-Wilmington should have a new chancellor tomorrow.

The UNC Board of Governors is expected to elect a permanent campus leader during a meeting Friday morning at East Carolina University in Greenville, according to a UNCW spokeswoman.

Soon after naming Dr. William Sederburg as interim chancellor in June, the university’s board of trustees began the monthslong process of selecting a permanent replacement for Gary Miller, who left UNCW for a job as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Sederburg has said that he did not want to be considered for the permanent position.

In September, the board assembled a 19-member search committee–comprised of UNCW faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders and trustees–to help guide the selection process. That process also involved multiple forums with the community, staff and students.

After reviewing a pool of 54 applicants, the board of trustees recently sent a list of three finalists to the board of governors, which oversees the state’s university system. Of those three, the candidate expected to be selected is scheduled to be on hand at the meeting and give comments to the board of governors, UNCW officials said.

The announcement will not be made official until formal approval by the state board.

Hilary Snow is a reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6341 or hilary.s@hometownwilmington.com.