Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Westside Hall Renamed to Honor Retiring Chancellor DePaolo

After eight years of service to UNC Wilmington, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo will be retiring on June 30th.  During her time at UNCW, Dr. DePaolo has made many lasting impressions that the students, faculty and staff will remember, and our new chancellor will inherit.  Some highlights of her tenure include:
  • Exceeding goals set for student graduation rates, student-faculty ratio, campus diversity, international enrollment and study abroad participation, and research and development grant funding
  • Building new on-campus student housing increasing the number of students who live on campus to almost 40 percent of the student body
  • More than doubling UNCW's endowment
  • To see more accomplishments click here
Last week the Board of Trustees of UNCW announced the naming of DePaolo Hall in honor of Chancellor DePaolo.  This building is focused on providing student services and it is only fitting that this be named in her honor because of her personal commitment to providing students with the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost.  This surprise announcement came during a campus gathering to thank Dr. DePaolo for her contributions to the university as the spring semester comes to a close.

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