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University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear C.C. President Ted Spring

April 18, 2014 2:52 pm

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Gary Miller- University of North Carolina Wilmington

Dr. Miller is the fourth chancellor and seventh leader of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. A dedicated educator, Dr. Miller brings extensive academic and administrative experience to UNCW. His professional expertise incorporates the breadth and depth of American higher education, from his own learning experiences as a student at the College of William and Mary and as a faculty member at Mississippi State University, Weber State University and the University of Mississippi to his work as a dean at the University of the Pacific and, most recently, as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research at Wichita State University.

At UNCW, Dr. Miller is leading a campus-wide initiative to reaffirm important university values to meet strategic goals in uncertain economic times. Building on nationally recognized academic and research programs, Dr. Miller is promoting community partnerships, entrepreneurship and innovation as ways for the university to “Invent the Future.”

Dr. Miller is active in national organizations. He serves on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee for Economic and Workforce Development. He participated as a member of the task force that developed the student learning outcomes component of the Voluntary System of Accountability, a joint project of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU: formerly NASULGC) and the AASCU. He is a member of the North Central Regional College and University Advisory Council of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

He is married to Georgia Nix Miller. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

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Ted Spring-Cape Fear Community College

Dr. Spring became president of Cape Fear Community College in November of 2012. Before coming to CFCC, Dr. Spring served as the president of New River Community and Technical College in West Virginia for seven years. He has over four decades of experience in higher education and a great enthusiasm for the mission of community colleges.

Throughout his career, he has served as a vice president of academic affairs, executive vice president, academic dean and department chair. Early in his career, Dr. Spring taught at both the community college and university levels.

He is a first generation college student and a graduate of a community college. He earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Adirondack Community College in New York, a Bachelor of Science degree from Castleton State College in Vermont, a Master of Education degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in College Park. He and his wife Andrea live in Wilmington. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

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