WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The State University of New York at Geneseo has hired UNCW Provost Denise Battles as the school's next president, effective July 1.
Battles has been with UNCW since 2012 serving as Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Battles will remain with UNCW through the spring semester.
UNCW's Interim Chancellor Bill Sederburg released the following statement:
Battles is the third high ranking UNCW official to leave the school within the past year. In May of 2014, UNCW's Chief Financial Officer Charlie Maimone left to become the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs at UNC-Greensboro. One month later,
to take the same position at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.