Chancellor Search

UW-Stout invites nominations and applications for its next leader
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Thank you for your interest in our search for the next chancellor at UW-Stout. For prospective applicants, we offer this site as an invitation to get to know us better. For alumni and community members, this site provides an overview and updates on the search and screen process. Students, faculty and staff can follow the process on StoutCloud.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused, comprehensive polytechnic university where diverse students, faculty and staff integrate applied learning, scientific theory, humanistic understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society.

The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional careers in industry, commerce, education and human services through the study of applied mathematics and science, art and design, business and management, social and behavioral sciences, education, family and consumer sciences, select engineering programs, applied technologies, select health studies, and technical communication.

Suggestions or Nominations: The Search and Screen Committee is actively seeking suggestions and nominations of strong candidates for the chancellor position. If you have any thoughts or suggestions that you would like to offer, please email our search consultants, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates., at

Selection Process

The selection process for our new chancellor is defined by UW System Board of Regents Policy 6-4. Under this policy, two committees have oversight over the process, the Search and Screen Committee and the Special Regents Committee. The Search and Screen Committee is composed of five Regents, two faculty, one staff, one student, and one community/alumni representative; the Regents serving on the committee make up the Special Regents Committee. Collectively, our goal is to find the candidate for our campus by following these steps: 


Step 1: Position description/profile

The first search and screen committee meeting was held on April 24 to discuss confidentiality, communication, timeline and process, challenges/opportunities and desired characteristics of the next Chancellor.  

Listening Sessions: The committee held six listening sessions focusing on university staff, faculty, academic staff, governance leaders, and students on April 24. Feedback from the sessions will be used by the committee as they fashion the chancellor prospectus, which is a job announcement that includes additional information about the university and its surrounding community.

Position profile finalized and approved — Early May 

Storbeck/Pimentel builds candidate pool — Mid-July through Mid-September (Application Due Date: September 13, 2019)  


​Step 2: Review candidates and select semi-finalists

Confidential review by search and screen committee — Late August/Early September 

Search and screen committee selects candidates for semi-finalist interviews — Late September 

Step 3: Select finalists

Search and screen committee conducts semi-finalist interviews — October 18 – 20 at a neutral site. 

Determine finalists for campus visits — Late October 

Step 4: Review of finalists

Finalists visit campus — November 4 – 15 

Finalists interviewed in Madison and candidate chosen — Mid-November 

Step 5: Announcement

Approve and announce Chancellor Designate — December 5th and 6th Board of Regents Meeting. 


The search is being assisted by Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

    Search and Screen Committee

    In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 members, including five Regents and five individuals knowledgeable about the duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Regent Behling appointed five Regents to the Search and Screen Committee, which will be chaired by Regent Jason Plante. President Cross, after consulting with members of UW-Stout’s shared governance groups and other members of the university community, appointed the five non-Regent members of the committee, including two faculty members, one staff representative, one student, and one community/alumni member. Associate Professor Julie Bates-Maves will serve as committee vice chair.

    Serving on the Search and Screen Committee are:

    • Chair: Regent Jason Plante
    • Vice Chair: Julie Bates-Maves, Associate Professor in the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences (faculty)
    • Regent John Robert Behling
    • Anne Kelly Hoel, Professor in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management (faculty)
    • Regent Cris Peterson
    • Robert Ward, Board Member — Stout University Foundation (community/alumni member)
    • Alexander Serier, Vice President of the Stout Student Association (student)
    • Regent Carolyn Stanford Taylor
    • Regent S. Mark Tyler
    • Lystra Yates, Records Manager in UW-Stout’s Registration and Records Office (staff)
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