Committee hopes to pick new UW-Madison chancellor by May

Chancellor Rebecca Blank to leave next summer

Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. S Kaya (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The leader of a committee searching for a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison says she wants to pick someone by May.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Karen Walsh, the committee’s chairperson, laid out the group’s timeline on Tuesday.

The plan calls for an application deadline in mid-March, semifinalist interviews in mid-April, finalist campus visits in early May and a hiring recommendation to the full Board of Regents by the middle of the month.

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Walsh said she wants to avoid hiring an interim chancellor after outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank leaves this summer to take over as president at Northwestern University.

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