UNCW Appoints Associate Provost
Spotlight on Cynthia Demetriou
Demetriou, who began her new role last month, joined UNCW from a similar position at the University of Arizona.
The associate provost of student engagement, enrollment, and retention is a newly created position that provides leadership for the student recruitment; undergraduate admissions operations and graduate admissions processing; registrar operations; financial aid and scholarships; student advising; student retention; student-athlete support services; and military-affiliated student support functions.
Demetriou serves as a member of the provost’s cabinet.
“Enrollment and retention are not separate, individual steps; rather, they are part of a continuous process that must occur repeatedly until a student crosses the finish line to degree completion,” Demetriou says. “The goal is to provide an integrated roadmap supporting students throughout their collegiate journey.”
Demetriou held several positions at UNC-Chapel Hill, including associate dean and director of retention, retention coordinator, The Finish Line Project executive director, interim coordinator of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars, and director and founder of Carolina Firsts.
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