Finalists Named In UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search

4 Candidates Include Provosts From Across US

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, campus
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Four finalists have been named in the search for a new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

UW System President Ray Cross announced Wednesday that a 12-member search and screen committee had narrowed the search to replace former UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller, who left his position at the end of September.

The finalists include Michael Alexander, UW-Green Bay provost; Mark L. Biermann, provost at Valparaiso University in Indiana; Teresa M. Flannery, policy fellow at American University in Washington, D.C.; and Lori Vermuelen, former provost of Stockton University in New Jersey.

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The search and screen committee is chaired by Bob Atwell, UW Board of Regents member, and Michael Draney, UW-Green Bay biology professor. Atwell spoke highly of the candidates.

“I think the committee is very pleased with the general interest in the position,” Atwell said. “We had extensive interviews with 10 potential candidates and concluded that these were the best four, and we’re really pleased with the depth and the quality of the pool.”

Biermann was also listed as a finalist in a chancellor search at UW-Stout in Menomonie.

Atwell said the next step in the selection process will be campus visits scheduled over the next two weeks.

“We’re looking forward to the time on campus when the faculty, the staff, the students will have a chance to meet and provide their input to the committee, and we’re looking forward to receiving this and pleased with how the process is working,” Atwell said.

Atwell said he anticipates a new UW-Green Bay chancellor could be named as soon as April.

Miller, the former chancellor, led the campus from 2014 to September 2019, when he was hired as president of the University of Akron in Ohio.

Editors note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander as interim-chancellor. WPR regrets the error.