UNCW opens survey, invites feedback on new chancellor search

WILMINGTON — UNCW’s Chancellor Search Committee is hosting multiple forums for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the community as it embarks on the hunt for a new university leader. Chancellor Jose Sartarelli announced in September his departure from the university would take place June 2022.

The committee met Nov. 1 to begin the recruitment process. It announced Monday multiple forums are scheduled through the end of December 2021 to welcome feedback. For those who cannot attend in-person or virtually, a survey will be open through Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 (responses are subject to N.C. Public Records law).

Below is the schedule of forums:


  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m. — Students, faculty, staff and community welcome to Virtual Forum 
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 10:30–11:30 a.m. — Student forum in Lumina Theater
  • Friday, Nov. 19, 3:15-4:45 p.m. — Faculty forum in Lumina Theater


  • Date and Time TBD — A virtual forum will be scheduled the first week of December
  • Monday, Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m. — Alumni and community forum with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. — Staff forum as part of Staff Senate Meeting

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