Dr. James C. Schmidt began serving as UW-Eau Claire's eighth chancellor on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Schmidt formerly was vice president for university advancement at Winona State University and executive director of the WSU Foundation board of trustees. See his full biography.
Inauguration of Chancellor James C. Schmidt
A celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of Chancellor Schmidt was held Nov. 8, 2013. Go to the inauguration website to view a slideshow and videos of the event highlights, as well as download the chancellor's inaugural address and Professor Max Garland's inaugural poem.
- Centennial Hall dedication remarks, Feb. 5, 2014 (read text)
- Inaugural address, Nov. 8, 2013 (read text or view video)
- 2013-14 academic year opening address, Aug. 20, 2013 (read text or view video)
Chancellor in the news
Chancellor James Schmidt interview on NewsTalk 790 (scroll down to UW-Eau Claire chancellor entry under "Interviews") (WAYY 790 AM Radio, Feb. 27, 2014)
New chancellor talks first impressions and working together (Chippewa Valley Business Report, Winter 2014)
First-year chancellor officially inaugurated (The Spectator, Nov. 13, 2013)
UW-Eau Claire chancellor: James Schmidt becomes official with inauguration as university's eighth leader (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Nov. 9, 2013)