WILMINGTON -- UNCW welcomed Chancellor Dr. Jose Sartarelli Thursday with an installation ceremony. Hundreds of people packed Hoggard lawn as he delivered his speech.

The chancellor said he is excited to use his leadership skills to continue making UNCW an excellent place for students to learn. The university currently has a diversity percentage of 18 but Sartarelli has hopes of raising that number.

"We have to have robust scholarships to attract the very best and we want the very best. Caucasians and minorities included and I'm very proud of what we have done so far,” said Dr. Jose Sartarelli.

Sartarelli said that he is still exploring the Cape Fear area and looks forward to calling it his home for the next several years.