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Kawczynski to lead Office of Military Affairs at UNCW

UNCW has named Bill Kawczynski to be the director of its newly created Office of Military Affairs, the university announced on Tuesday. (Source: WECT) UNCW has named Bill Kawczynski to be the director of its newly created Office of Military Affairs, the university announced on Tuesday. (Source: WECT)
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UNCW has named Bill Kawczynski to be the director of its newly created Office of Military Affairs, the university announced on Tuesday.

The Office of Military Affairs, housed within the Office of the Provost, will provide university-wide leadership to support the military community and will collaborate with academic and university departments to provide support services to individuals transitioning into UNCW.

“By having a designated person leading our military affairs efforts, UNCW will be better positioned to design and implement programs that are accessible and in high demand by military-affiliated students,” UNCW Provost Marilyn Sheerer said. “Bill has a strong commitment to serving our military personnel and their families, and he knows well the issues and expectations of this group when it comes to the academic programs they are seeking.”

Kawczynski, a Marine Corps veteran, had been serving as the university’s Community Partnerships program specialist.

“UNCW has a longstanding tradition of working with our military community and I am extremely excited about this new role,” said Kawczynski, who worked as the assistant director of UNCW’s Science and Mathematics Education Center from 1996-2008..“We don’t just want to be ‘military friendly,’ but rather ‘military supportive’ in every possible way.”

Kawczynski's responsibilities will include developing and coordinating a comprehensive program of support services for military-affiliated students and to advocate for student veterans, active duty personnel and dependents.

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