University of North Carolina at Wilmington — Associate Vice Provost for Student Engagement, Enrollment, and Retention


The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) seeks a strategic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as the Associate Provost for Student Engagement, Enrollment and Retention (APSEER). This is an exceptional opportunity to join a dynamic institution, and for a visionary leader to identify and develop enrollment and retention strategies to ensure that UNCW is the institution of choice for students of North Carolina and beyond.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability. UNCW is a public, coeducational, doctoral-granting,  residential,  and  coastal university  dedicated  to  the integration  of  teaching  and  mentoring  with  research  and  service. As a member of a distinguished multi-institutional public higher education system, UNCW has a distinctive reputation for academic excellence and student engagement.  The university’s commitment to student success, creative inquiry, critical  thinking,  thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship is expressed in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in areas of expertise  that serve the needs of  the  region, state, and beyond. Through innovative academic programming across   all   its   academic  disciplines,  the  institution   is   committed   to   enhancing   the environmental  health  and  resiliency of coastal,  southeastern  North  Carolina and enriching the quality  of life, economy, and education of the region. This is an exciting time of transformation for the university, as UNCW aspires to reach the next level of excellence in graduate education and research while maintaining the core of its identity as a stellar undergraduate institution.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the APSEER will provide leadership to the Student Engagement, Enrollment, and Retention unit which includes the Office of Admissions, Office of The Registrar, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, University College (UC), Student Athlete Support Services, and the Office of Military Affairs. The successful candidate will be an experienced and forward-looking enrollment and retention leader, with a track record of strategic planning and leading a successful and comprehensive division focused on attracting and retaining a diverse student population. A Master’s degree and progressive leadership experience in enrollment management, student retention, or related area is required. 

UNCW has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this critical recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, referrals and applications should be directed in strict confidence to the firm as indicated at the end of this document.


UNCW has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications in strict confidence to: 

Pamela Pezzoli, Partner
Sharon Hansen, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is committed to and will provide equal educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status or relationship to other university constituents—except where sex, age or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for state-funded employee benefit programs.