We are happy to report that the Chancellor Search is well underway and we are extremely excited about the future of the university. We wanted to give you all an update regarding what we have done, where we are now, and what the next steps in the process look like.
Recruitment efforts We have placed the advertisement in several national publications, and our search consultants, Steve Leo and Vicki Henderson from the national search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates have started the process of contacting candidates who have been nominated by others as well as actively recruiting prospective candidates. We are eager to hear from individuals within the UW-Whitewater community concerning thoughts and ideas that can benefit this search. We invite you to nominate individuals whom you believe the committee should consider for chancellor of UW-Whitewater by emailing names and information to: UWWChancellor@storbecksearch.com
The Search and Screen Committee has begun the review of applications, and will continue to review applications through early April. We are on track to conduct our preliminary interviews by the end of April, with the goal of having candidates on campus in early May.
A search for a chancellor requires a careful balance between transparency of the process and confidentiality, including individual candidates’ names. Full information about our finalists will be shared after the preliminary interviews. This information and the schedule of interviews will be posted on the search website at http://www.uww.edu/chancellor-search, and made available to all members of the campus community at that time. A follow-up campus announcement will be sent once those details are finalized.
If the process continues to go as well as it has to date, we expect that the committee will be able to complete its work and present to the campus and the Board of Regents a strong finalist slate before finals and commencement.
Thank you for your support, as we move forward with this important search.
Tracey Klein Chair, UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee Regent, UW Board of Regents
Eric Compas Vice Chair, UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee Associate Professor and Director, GIS Center