UW-Stout Chancellor Search

A new chancellor is expected to be named by late spring.

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen announced Monday, Dec. 2, that he is retiring effective Aug. 15, 2014. Read more here.

In accordance with UW System Board of Regents Policy 6-4, Search and Screen Procedures, a committee has been appointed comprised of 11 faculty members, one of whom shall be chair; two academic staff members; two classified staff members; two administrators, one from UW-Stout and one from UW System administration; two students; and two community members.

Chancellor Sorensen nominated two UW-Stout administrators and four community representatives. Governance groups submitted names of students, faculty and staff for consideration as well.

The campus search committee convened for the first time  Jan. 14, at UW-Stout. At that meeting, Telfer will officially charged the committee with its mission, review procedures and began the national search. The work of the search and screen committee will take place over the spring semester. A search timeline has been established that will culminate in having a new chancellor named in late spring, with the planned start date of August 2014.


The Regent Selection Committee and UW System President Ray Cross will meet with the search and screen committee Tuesday, April 29, to finalize the process of selecting the finalists. President Cross is scheduled to release the names of the finalists Wednesday, April 30.

Please note that the finalists will be on campus for a full day each. Tentative dates are set for:

  • Friday, May 2
  • Tuesday, May 6
  • Thursday, May 8
  • Tuesday, May 13
  • Thursday, May 15

The candidates will make a 75-minute presentation to campus at 1:30 p.m. and will participate in an open forum at 4 p.m. There will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the candidates.


Details of the Board of Regents chancellor search and screen policy, including the role of the Special Regent Committee, can be found here.


Inquiries or questions about the search process may be directed to:

Kristi Krimpelbein
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Phone: 715-232-2443
E-Mail: krimpelbeink@uwstout.edu