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Search for new chancellor to begin with formation of search committee

December 11, 2013

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.

UW System logoIn accordance with UW System Board of Regents Policy 6-4, Search and Screen Procedures, a committee will be appointed comprised of 11 faculty members, one of whom shall be appointed 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 will nominate two UW-Stout administrators and four community representatives. Governance groups will submit names of students, faculty and staff for consideration as well.

Nominations are due by Friday, Jan. 3.

UW System President Kevin Reilly said in a letter to Chancellor Sorensen: "After all nominations are received, a committee will be chosen that is as broadly representative of the university community as possible."

The committee will be named soon after nominations are received. The chair of the Special Regent Committee and interim UW System President Richard Telfer will present the charge to the committee at UW-Stout. That meeting is tentatively set for Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.

According to President Reilly, the work of the search and screen committee will take place over the spring semester. A search timeline will be established that will culminate in having a new chancellor named in late spring, with the planned start date of August 2014.

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


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