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Chancellor appoints task force to look into UNCW athletics


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller has initiated a comprehensive review of the university's athletics portfolio. Conducted by the newly formed Intercollegiate Athletics Review Committee (IARC), the review is part of UNCW's effort to bolster the university's existing athletics program and explore new ways to support its student athletes, optimize its fiscal health, and engage with the community, the university announced today. The committee, which will begin work immediately, will be comprised of faculty, staff and student representatives, as well as members of the UNCW Foundation and Board of Visitors, as appointed by Chancellor Miller.

"UNCW's athletics program simply cannot reach its peak level of competitiveness, operational efficiency, and community engagement without first taking a hard look at our portfolio and determining where our strengths and weaknesses lie," commented Chancellor Miller. "We have come a long way over the past few years, and with a reinvigorated commitment to making our program a vital part not only of the university but of the community, we have many more wins ahead - literally and figuratively. I have total confidence in this committee and am eager to hear their report later this spring."

The announcement comes on the heels of Chancellor Miller's January report to the Board of Trustees, in which he reiterated his commitment to a stronger fundraising infrastructure and more community outreach for the athletics program. Last week, UNCW announced the hiring of the athletics program's first-ever major gifts officer, who will support the program's development efforts, including prospect identification, major donor relationship cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Chancellor Miller has circulated a memo to IARC appointees, outlining the committee's charge. Next steps will include the creation of a website to monitor the committee's progress and a report on recommendations in May.

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Wouldn't our taxpayer

Wouldn't our taxpayer dollars be better spent by investing it into actual education instead of athletics?

When the going gets tough

the bureaucrats (like this idiot) form committees.

Next thing we'll hear is that they've developed a plan and that the plan is to "develop a plan".

miller is just the wrong man for the job

let's see this man has already pulled an obama and blamed his predecessors, has hired daggone near a quarter of a million dollars worth of staff in HIS OWN OFFICE that do nothing but gilt their own lives, travel around on tax payer money and make promises they never keep, and limits access to him and circles wagons wherever he can..and now he is gonna form a committee to address an overpaid, underperforming coach (like his own overpaid, underperforming staff), when he has an underpaid over performing group of folks like scalf and others who have been towing the line for years (kind of like his faculty mainline staff he ignores) and he wants a group of folks to "assess" this for him. Best money spent in Wilmington is on anything OTHER THAN the seahawk club. Give it directly to the poor athletes that got snookered into coming to this joke. Good money after bad on this climber. has he gotten his promotion to something better yet..cause UNCW ain't his concern.

It is a disgrace

Have you heard about the hiring of a pervert by the name of Alessandro Porco. Look him up. Disgusting to think my tax money is paying this guy. And who was the idiot that came up with that baby poop colored basketball jersey with DUBYA on it?