University of North Carolina Wilmington — Director of the Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Director of the Swain Center for Executive Education and Economic Development (Swain Center). UNCW seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader with a strong background in business development and marketing as well as expertise in educational program design. The ideal candidate will also have leadership experience in a higher education environment with an understanding of shared governance. Additionally, qualified candidates will have proven relationship sales and marketing acumen and an ability to grow a profitable professional business unit that focuses on C-suite decision makers and senior leadership clientele. The Director is expected to be mission driven, committed to public service, able to lead by example, and have an executive presence. The appointee is expected to assume the position by March 2022.

The Swain Center is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of organizations in the region and the state of North Carolina through economic services and executive and professional education. The Center's partnership with the Cameron School of Business is able to leverage the expertise of its faculty in providing industry-university connections in the delivery of products and services to the region. The University of North Carolina Wilmington is part of the University of North Carolina System and is one of the state's 16 public universities, consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability. With an enrollment of nearly 18,000 students, the University is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding

Academic Search is partnering with the University in this search. To schedule a confidential phone call, please contact one of the Senior Consultants leading the search: Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins ( and Dr. Carlos Medina ( To submit a nomination, please send the nominee's full name, title, institution/employer, and email address to

For more information about this opportunity, qualifications, leadership agenda, and application process, please visit the Academic Search website to review the full position profile. Additional information about the institution may be found at Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Sunday, January 16, 2022; however, recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions.