UWS chancellor finalists named
Four finalists have been named for the position of chancellor at UW-Superior. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor Martha Einerson from the UWS department of communicating arts, recommended the slate of finalists to Unive...
Four finalists have been named for the position of chancellor at UW-Superior.
A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor Martha Einerson from the UWS department of communicating arts, recommended the slate of finalists to University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly.
They include Dr. Anantha S. Babbili, professor of media and communication and fomer provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University; Dr. Cheryl Norton, former president of Southern Connecticut State University; Dr. Steven Siconolfi, dean of the school of health sciences and human performance at Ithaca College; and Dr. Renee Wachter, dean of the school of business at Truman State University.
The four candidates will participate in a series of public campus conversations at noon on March 7, 9, 11 and 14 in room 204 at the Yellowjacket Union. These meetings will allow opportunities for faculty, staff, students and community members to interact directly with the candidates.
"The committee spent the last three months reviewing and screening candidates in order to make their recommendations for finalists," Einerson said. "The committee is looking forward to learning more about each finalist, spending time and observing them on the UW-Superior campus, collecting feedback from campus and community members, and passing their recommendations on to the special Regent committee and UW System President Reilly after the campus visits."
Reilly and the special Regent committee will interview the finalists March 25. The committee includes Regent Stan Davis of Sun Prairie, Regent Edmund Manydeeds of Eau Claire, Regent Brent Smith of La Crosse and Regent Bradley. They will recommend one candidate to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.
The person selected through this process will succeed UWS Chancellor Julius Erlenbach, who retired last August. Erlenbach is returning to campus this spring to serve several months as interim chancellor after current Interim Chancellor Christopher Markwood departs for a new job.
For more information about the four candidates, the public conversaitons and the search process, look it up online at http://www.uwsuper.edu/chancellorsearch/index.cfm .