Print
Education

Heart Surgery Prompts UNCW Chancellor's Brief Absence

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 26, 2018
UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli is taking a brief absence beginning Monday because he will undergo heart bypass surgery next week.

Marilyn Sheerer, who was named provost of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in February 2016, will be filling in for Sartarelli while he has surgery and recovers -- a period that he expects to last a few weeks, according to a message he sent to campus Friday morning.

Sheerer "will have my full authority on all matters affecting our campus. I will be in constant contact with the provost and others while I am out, and I look forward to putting this behind me and getting back to work as soon as I can," Sartarelli stated in the message. "In the meantime, I know you all will forge ahead with the same enthusiasm and spirit we have always had as Seahawks, and I will be cheering you along from home as we continue to make great progress toward our collective goals."

Sartarelli took office at UNCW on July 1, 2015, coming from West Virginia University, where he had served as the Milan Puskar Dean of the College of Business and Economics for five years.

The chancellor "has prepared our senior team to execute on his behalf during his very brief absence, and he knows Provost Sheerer will provide excellent leadership for our campus, as always," said Janine Iamunno, UNCW's chief communications officer, in an email Friday. "He has been very grateful for the supportive messages we have received and is eager to get back to business as soon as possible.”

Editor's note: This version changes the headline and first sentence to correct the official term for Sartarelli's absence.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mike stonestreet 300x300

Leasing in a Community Association

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Grateful for Business Community Connections

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington
Nealjohnson 12191614553

What's the Role of the HOA?

Neal Johnson - Network Real Estate

Trending News

New Bakeries, Including Breadsmith, Coming To Wilmington

Jessica Maurer - Feb 18, 2019

Chef And Managing Partner Dean Neff Leaving PinPoint Restaurant

Jessica Maurer - Feb 20, 2019

City Council Set To Consider Castle Street Property's Future

Christina Haley O'Neal - Feb 18, 2019

Business Owners, Elected Official Among TEDxAirlie Speaker Lineup

Johanna Cano - Feb 20, 2019

Pita Delite Welcomes Diners At New Landfall Shopping Center Location

Jessica Maurer - Feb 20, 2019

In The Current Issue

Navy Week To Coincide With Azalea Festival

The U.S. Navy is coming to the Port City this spring, coinciding with the N.C. Azalea Festival. Wilmington is among the 14 selected sites –...


Tourism Group Names Azalea Festival Top Event

The Southeast Tourism Society recently named the N.C. Azalea Festival one of the group’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast for April this year....


Housing Market: When History's For Sale

Homebuyers in the market for a historical dwelling seem to have at least one thing in common: a love of storied structures, big or small....

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Health Care Heroes 2018
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties