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
Confluence Project’s future by no means certain (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 3, 2014)
Confluence Project gets boost from voters (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 2, 2014)
The Confluence Project Wins Big (Volume One, April 2, 2014)
Let's Do This Together (commentary article by Chancellor Schmidt about the Confluence Project, published in Volume One, March 6, 2014)