Additional forums scheduled to solicit input on next chancellor
January 24, 2014
The search and screen committee that will
help select the next chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Stout has scheduled
three additional community forums.
The first forum was Thursday night at the Menomonie
Public Library. Upcoming forums are:
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the RCU room of Chippewa Valley
Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.
11 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 27, at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College/UW-Barron
Conference Center, Rice Lake.
5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Menomonie Public Library.
Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu, search committee
chair, said the forums are intended to discuss what qualities community members
would like to see in the next UW-Stout leader. Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen
has announced he is retiring Aug. 15 after 26 years in the position.
"It is very important that search committee
members hear from a wide variety of people about what qualities we should be
looking for in the next chancellor," said Ghenciu, associate professor in the
mathematics department."We are having
a number of forums on campus, in Menomonie and in the region to make sure we
hear from everyone who has a stake in UW-Stout."
The 21-member search and screen committee
is expected to recommend five candidates as finalists to be considered by the
UW System president and a special Board of Regents Committee. One finalist will
be presented to the full Board of Regents for a confirmation vote in June.
System officials have said they want the committee's
work to be completed by the end of May so a new chancellor can be in place when
A chancellor search website has been